Exploring the Impact of 900 and 1800 MHz Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Radiation on Blood Pressure and Haematological Parameters


Abstract

Today there is an unprecedented growth of wireless technology and upsurge in the public about potential health risk factors. Communication using cell phone in a pool of radio frequency electromagnetic radiation is a precarious apprehension in our society. Effect on blood pressure and blood profile is one of the utmost area of research interest. The current study was aimed to evaluate the possible implications on blood pressure and haematological parameters on chronic exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) in male and female wistar rats at 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequencies for 2 h per day for 3 months. In this study 36 rats were evenly categorised into 3 groups, each group consists of male and female rats: group 1 (sham exposed); group 2 (1800 MHz (exposed); group 3 (900 MHz exposed). Non-invasive blood pressure was recorded using tail cuff and haematological parameters was measured at the end of experiment. In our study, results obtained did not showed any significant differences in the haemoglobin (%), RBC count, Total W.B.C count, eosinophils (%) when compared to sham exposed rats. Surprisingly, male and female rats exposed to 900 MHz was found to be decrease in their blood pressure while male and female rats exposed to 1800 MHz was not found to be significant difference as compared to sham exposed. Whereas platelet count was found to be significantly increased in male rats exposed to 1800 MHz and 900 MHz. According to our perspective there has been no conclusive evidence that using a mobile phone could bring changes in BP and haematology.

Keywords

RF-EMR, Blood Pressure, Haematology, 900 MHz and 1800 MHz.

Subject Discipline

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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