Brain and eye deformation in embryos exposed to cell phone calls, 4 x/day, only 15 minutes


    Effect of Electromagnetic Mobile Radiation on Chick Embryo Development Fatma Al-Qudsi and Solafa Azzouz Biology Department, Science Faculty, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia P.O. Box 42650, Jeddah 21551, Saudi Arabia

      Abstract: The widespread use of mobile phones in the last decade has increased the concern about its potential effects on human body. This research aims to study the effect of electromagnetic waves emitted from mobile phones on chick embryos development.
      Fertile hen eggs were divided into two groups control and treated group. Both groups were incubated at 37.5 â—¦C. The treated group had an active mobile device (900MHz- 1800MHz) during incubation. The mobile was rung 4 times daily for 15 minutes each time. Embryos were extracted on days 7, 10, and 14 of incubation.
      Congenital malformations were seen in treated embryos (bigger embryos, subcutaneous bleeding, and brain malformation) compared to the controls. Also increased eye growth in 7 and 10 days, significant increase in neural retina thickness in all studied ages, significant increase in retina lipid peroxidase and significant decrease in glutathione level in 10 and 14 days treated chick embryo retina compared to the controls.
      It was concluded that mobile phone electromagnetic waves (900MHz- 1800MHz) might induce embryonic eye growth till 10 days of incubation, and then it might cause brain malformation with reduced body and eye growth in chick embryo. [Fatma Al-Qudsi and Solafa Azzouz. Effect of Electromagnetic Mobile Radiation on Chick Embryo



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