Effect of the Electromagnetic Field Radiation of Cell Phones on the Level of Blood Glucose in Rats
Keywords:cell phone radiation, blood glucose levels, insulin resistance
The widespread use of the mobile phone is accompanied by public debate about the possible harmful effects on human health. So far, no research has been published to establish any link between the fastest growing innovation of cell phones and the amount of fasting blood glucose. Our goal is to determine the effect of electromagnetic field radiation generated by cell phones on fasting blood glucose levels in Wistar albino rats. The 40 male albino rats (Wistar line) were divided into 5 equal groups. Group A was control, while group B received cell phone radiation for less than 15 minutes per day, group C - 15-30 min / day, group D - 31-45 min / day, and group E - 46-60 min / day for 3 months. Fasting blood glucose was determined by spectrometric method and insulin in blood serum by immuno-enzymatic analysis (ELISA). Wistar line albino rats, exposed to cell phone radiation for more than 15 minutes per day for 3 months, had fasting blood glucose levels (p < 0.015) and serum insulin levels (p < 0.01) higher than those in control groups. Insulin resistance was significantly increased (p < 0.003) in the affected groups at 15-30 and 46-60 min/day compared to the control rats. These studies have found an association between prolonged exposure to cell phones and increased blood glucose and serum insulin levels in Wistar line rats.
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