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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2015, 20(7): 585-600 Back to browse issues page
The Effects of Mobile Phone Radiation on Serum Level of Cortisol and Anxiety in Male Rats
Rahim Ahmadi1, B Khakpour1, Sanaz Parsania 2
1- Department of Biology, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Hamedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, Iran,
2- 2Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. , sanazparsania@yahoo.com
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Abstract Introduction: Widespread use of cell phones is the most important risk factor f human health in the age of technology. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of mobile phone radiation on serum level of cortisol and changes in anxiety level in male rats. Materials and Method: In this laboratory-experimental study, the male Wistar rats were divided into control and exposed to cell phone radiation for 1h, 3h, and 6h/day, groups . After 8 weeks, Elevated Plus Maze was used for anxiety evaluation. Blood samples also were obtained using cardiac puncture method and after serum preparation, levels of cortisol were measured using ELFA method. The data were statistically analyzed using SPSS software version 19. Results: The results indicated that serum level of cortisol significantly increased in rats exposed to cell phone radiation for 6h/day compare to control animals (P < 0.05). Also the results of the elevated plus maze test showed that the percentage of time spent in open arms significantly decreased in all experimental groups compared with control rats (P< 0.001). There was also significant decrease in the percentage of entries into open arms in all experimental groups compared to control group (P< 0.001). Conclusion: The findings of this study showed that the exposure to cell phone radiation results in enhanced anxiety level accompanied by increased serum level of cortisol.

Keywords: Keywords: Cell phone, Cortisol, Anxiety, Elevated Plus Maze, Rat
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/01/26 | Accepted: 2015/06/26 | Published: 2015/09/2
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Ahmadi R, Khakpour B, Parsania S. The Effects of Mobile Phone Radiation on Serum Level of Cortisol and Anxiety in Male Rats. Armaghane danesh. 2015; 20 (7) :585-600
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