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:: Volume 3, Issue 3 (6-2016) ::
2016, 3(3): 45-51 Back to browse issues page
Histological and biochemical studies of mice kidney after exposure to mobile phone radiation
Ali Louei Monfared , Aaref Nooraii , Morteza Shamsi
Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Para-Veterinary Medicine, University of Ilam, Ilam, Iran , alm722@gmail.com
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Introduction: There are general concerns about the hazardous impacts of the cell phones radiation on the human health. In this study, the structural and biochemical changes of the mice kidney were assessed after cell phone exposure in.

Materials and methods: A total of 40 Balb/C mice were randomly divided into the control and experimental groups. The experimental group exposed to cell phone devices with a carrier frequency of 915 MHz, for 4 h a day during 60 consecutive days. After mobile phone exposure, the blood samples and also the renal tissues were taken out for histological and biochemical examinations.

Results: The histological results revealed no light microscopic changes in the kidneys between two groups. Necrosis of the renal tubules epithelium was seen in some of the the sections belonging to the both control and experimental groups. Also, in the mice exposed to cell phone fields, the serum levels of creatinine, urea, chloride and total protein were not significantly altered. Although the serum levels of sodium and bicarbonate showed a significant increase, but the activity of alkaline phosphatase revealed no significant changes in comparison with control group. In addition, there are no morphometric, ultra-structural or light microscopic changes in the kidneys between two groups. In the treated animals; the mitochondria were often deformed in the shape and the cytoplasm of the renal tubules was folded in an abnormal manner.

Conclusion: Based on the study, it could conclude that there is no toxic effect on the mice kidneys after exposure to cell phone radiation.

Keywords: Histology, Electromagnetic fields, Ultrastructure, Mice
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Public health
Received: 2015/11/21 | Accepted: 2016/01/6 | Published: 2016/03/5
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Louei Monfared A, Nooraii A, Shamsi M. Histological and biochemical studies of mice kidney after exposure to mobile phone radiation. Journal of Basic Research in Medical Sciences 2016; 3 (3) :45-51
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