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No increased sensitivity in brain activity of adolescents exposed to mobile phone-like emissions

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Objective: To examine the potential sensitivity of adolescents to radiofrequency electromagnetic field (RF EMF) exposures, such as those emitted by mobile phones.

    Methods: In a double-blind, randomized, crossover design, 22 adolescents aged 11–13 years (12 males) underwent three experimental sessions in which they were exposed to mobile phone-like RF EMF signals at two different intensities, and a sham session. During exposure cognitive tasks were performed and waking EEG was recorded at three time-points subsequent to exposure (0, 30 and 60 min).

    Results: No clear significant effects of RF EMF exposure were found on the waking EEG or cognitive performance.

    Conclusions: Overall, the current study was unable to demonstrate exposure-related effects previously observed on the waking EEG in adults, and also provides further support for a lack of an influence of mobile phone-like exposure on cognitive performance.

    Significance: Adolescents do not appear to be more sensitive than adults to mobile phone RF EMF emissions.

Authors


  •   Loughran, Sarah P. (external author)
  •   Benz, Dominik C. (external author)
  •   Schmid, M. R. (external author)
  •   Murbach, M. (external author)
  •   Kuster, N. (external author)
  •   Achermann, Peter (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Loughran, S. P., Benz, D. C., Schmid, M. R., Murbach, M., Kuster, N. & Achermann, P. (2013). No increased sensitivity in brain activity of adolescents exposed to mobile phone-like emissions. Clinical Neurophysiology, 124 (7), 1303-1308.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84878911911

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 1303

End Page


  • 1308

Volume


  • 124

Issue


  • 7

Place Of Publication


  • Ireland

Abstract


  • Objective: To examine the potential sensitivity of adolescents to radiofrequency electromagnetic field (RF EMF) exposures, such as those emitted by mobile phones.

    Methods: In a double-blind, randomized, crossover design, 22 adolescents aged 11–13 years (12 males) underwent three experimental sessions in which they were exposed to mobile phone-like RF EMF signals at two different intensities, and a sham session. During exposure cognitive tasks were performed and waking EEG was recorded at three time-points subsequent to exposure (0, 30 and 60 min).

    Results: No clear significant effects of RF EMF exposure were found on the waking EEG or cognitive performance.

    Conclusions: Overall, the current study was unable to demonstrate exposure-related effects previously observed on the waking EEG in adults, and also provides further support for a lack of an influence of mobile phone-like exposure on cognitive performance.

    Significance: Adolescents do not appear to be more sensitive than adults to mobile phone RF EMF emissions.

Authors


  •   Loughran, Sarah P. (external author)
  •   Benz, Dominik C. (external author)
  •   Schmid, M. R. (external author)
  •   Murbach, M. (external author)
  •   Kuster, N. (external author)
  •   Achermann, Peter (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Loughran, S. P., Benz, D. C., Schmid, M. R., Murbach, M., Kuster, N. & Achermann, P. (2013). No increased sensitivity in brain activity of adolescents exposed to mobile phone-like emissions. Clinical Neurophysiology, 124 (7), 1303-1308.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84878911911

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 1303

End Page


  • 1308

Volume


  • 124

Issue


  • 7

Place Of Publication


  • Ireland