Assessment of the Cellphone Radiations Effects on Anti-oxidative and Renal Parameters in Rat
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Objective: In the present study an attempt is to assess the cellphones waves effects on the stress oxida-tive activities as well as renal parameters in rat.
Methods:30 mature male Wister rats were divided into 3 groups of 10. Group 1 (control) was kept in normal laboratory conditions. Groups 2 and 3 were exposed with two and four cellphones in opposite sides of the cage, respectively. Blood samples were collected directly from the rat’s heart 15 and 30 days post exposure and the activity of anti-oxidative factors including Glutathione Peroxidase, Superoxide Dis-mutase, Catalase, Glutathione Peroxidase, Paraoxo-nase and Malondialdehyde as well as renal parameters (Urea, Uric acid and Creatinine) were measured.
Results: Activity of catalase, superoxide dismutase and paraoxonase enzymes in all treated groups, 15 and 30 days post cellphone exposure were significantly increased in comparison with control. The activity of glutathione peroxidase enzyme in all treated groups, 15 and 30 days post cellphone exposure was decreased in comparison with control. Malondialde-hyde and creatinine activity did not show any significant changes. Uric acid and urea were significantly increased in the group just exposed with four cellphones, 30 days post exposure.
Conclusion: According to the results, many changes were seen in biochemical parameters due to the cellphone exposure during a month. Therefore it can be concluded that radio frequency devices could be destructive and have many negative effects on the tissues and enzyme function.
KeywordsCell phone Antioxidant Oxidative Rat Biochemical parameters
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All of the results presented in this paper are based on the dataset of a MSc. thesis, which is done at the Islamic Azad University, Falavarjan branch. There is no financial support and all of expenses are paid by the author. The authors intend to thank from the staff of the Islamic Azad University, Falavarjan branch for their cooperation.
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