EMF Health-effect Research  

Index of Abstracts

STUDIES INVOLVING ODC
(Indicator of cell damage)



    • [Y]
 Red means sub-thermal effects were found (not always at significant levels).
    • [N]  The black indicates no EM effects were found.
    • [NA]
The cyan means ... Not applicable.

    [N] Modest increase in temperature affects ODC activity in L929 cells: low-level radiofrequency radiation does not,   VIEW
    Hoyto A, Sihvonen AP, Alhonen L, Juutilainen J, Naarala J
    Radiat Environ Biophys, Jul 19; 2006

    [N] Non-thermal Exposure to RFE from Digital Wireless Phones does not Affect ODC Activity in L929   VIEW
    Desta AB, Owen RD, Cress LW
    Cells. Radiat Res 160:488491, 2003

    [Y] Effects of mobile phone radiation on UV-induced skin tumourigenesis in ornithine decarboxylase transgenic and non-transgenic mice.   VIEW
    Heikkinen P, Kosma VM, Alhonen L, Huuskonen H, Komulainen H, Kumlin T, Laitinen JT, Lang S, Puranen L, Juutilainen J
    Int J Radiat Biol 79(4):221-233, 2003

    [Y] The effect of low level continuous 2.45 GHz waves on enzymes of developing rat brain   VIEW
    Paulraj R, Behari J
    Electromag. Biol. Med. 21:221-231, 2002

    [Y] Fetal rat brain ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) activity and polyamine levels following exposures to Iridium cell phone fields in late pregnancy   VIEW
    Adey WR,
    Unpublished but presented at a workshop in Washington, D.C. on Feb 4 2000

    [Y] Effects of low level 2.45 GHz microwave radiation on Ca2+ efflux and ODC activity in chronically exposed developing rat brain.   VIEW
    Paul Raj R, Behari J. Rao AR
    Presented at the National Seminar on Low-level Electromagnetic Field Phenomena in Biological Systems. New Delhi, India, February, 1999

    [Y] Effect of amplitude modulated RF radiation on calcium ion efflux and ODC activity in chronically exposed rat brain   VIEW
    Paulraj R, Behari J, Rao AR,
    Indian J Biochem Biophys 36(5):337-340, 1999

    [Y] Role of modulation on the effect of microwaves on ornithine decarboxylase activity in L929 cells   VIEW
    Penafiel LM, Litovitz T, Krause D, Desta A, Mullins JM
    Bioelectromagnetics 18(2):132-141, 1997

    [Y] Bioeffects induced by exposure to microwaves are mitigated by superposition of ELF noise.   VIEW
    Litovitz TA, Penafiel LM, Farrel JM, Krause D, Meister R, Mullins JM
    Bioelectromagnetics 18(6):422-430, 1997

    [Y] The role of coherence time in the effect of microwaves on ornithine decarboxylase activity.   VIEW
    Litovitz TA, Krause D, Penafiel M, Elson EC, Mullins JM,
    Bioelectromagnetics 14(5):395-403, 1993

Note: Some of the above research has produced results which suggest long-term use of cellphones could be harmful, and some has produced no results. Note that finding some effect does not necessarily mean that the effect is adverse to humans, or that it is potentially harmful. The body has good repair mechanisms. Of course it does suggest that more research is probably urgently needed to find out what it does signify.

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