EMF Health-effects Research

Nerve cell damage in mammalian brain after exposure to microwaves from GSM mobile phones.

Salford LG, Brun AR, Eberhardt JL, Malmgren L, Persson BRR

Environ Health Persp Online January 29, 2003

The possible risks of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields for the human body is a growing concern for the society. We have earlier shown that weak pulsed microwaves give rise to a significant leakage of albumin through the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Now we have investigated whether a pathological leakage over the BBB might be combined with damage to the neurons.

Three groups of each 8 rats were exposed for 2 hours to GSM mobile phone electromagnetic fields of different strengths.

We found, and present here for the first time, highly significant (p< 0.002) evidence for neuronal damage in both the cortex, the hippocampus and the basal ganglia in the brains of exposed rats.

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