EMF Health-effects Research

Exposure of djungarian hamsters to 383 MHz (TETRA 25 standard) and 900 MHz (GSM standard) EMF.

Lerchl A

Presented at BEMS in Long Beach California, 1999

Motorola-funded FGF project

Djungarian hamsters (n=120, 3 per cage in exposure system) were exposed to 900 or 1800 MHz GSM RF for 60 days at 0.8 W/kg (whole body average) in a radial waveguide (pseudo far-field exposure). Overall variations due to hamster movement with the cages were calculated at less than 30%.

There was a statistically significant increase in body weight with exposure. A slight increase in sperm cell populations was also observed.

No changes were reported in melatonin levels from serum of from isolated pinealocytes. See < href="go16820.html">Gollnick et al.

The results showing no change in melatonin levels was collaborated by a second study presented at the meeting in Long Beach; body weight changes have not yet been corroborated.

Additional Web Notes

What does "not yet corroborated" mean? Two paragraphs before they were "statistically significant." This also appears to be a double-reporting of the < href="go16820.html">Gollnick et al. study.

This is research funded through the German organisation called FGF (Forschungsgemeinschaft Funk) which is itself funded by both the cellular telephone industry and the radio and television broadcasters.

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