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Effects of mobile phone prolonged radiation on kidney cells; An in-vitro study

(2018) Effects of mobile phone prolonged radiation on kidney cells; An in-vitro study. Journal of Renal Injury Prevention.


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Introduction: Mobile phones have been shown to have hazardous effects on the human renal system, reproduction and development, central nervous system and immune function. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate whether the mobile phone prolonged radiofrequency (RF) radiation could affect healthy kidney cells in an in-vitro study. Materials and Methods: Human kidney healthy cells in three groups were placed into three batches. The first and second groups (exposed groups) were exposed to a mobile phone simulator for 1 and 2 h/d, respectively. The irradiation was performed for 8 consecutive days. For the third group (control group), no radiation was applied to the samples and they completed the assay cycle under identical conditions. Cells' survival was evaluated using MTT [3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide] assay. Statistical significance of the differences between control and exposed groups were assessed using the repeated measure ANOVA method (P < 0.05). Results: Results showed that radiation exposure from mobile phones simulator decreased the kidney cell survival in the exposed groups (up to 40%). ANOVA test revealed that a significant decrease in cell survival in the exposed group compared to the control group (P = 0.014). No significant differences between the irradiated groups were found (P > 0.05). Conclusion: Mobile phone exposure affects kidney cells survival during an in vitro condition. To study the effects of mobile phone radiation on kidney, further in vivo studies on mammalians are needed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Cell cultureKidney cellMobile phoneRadiofrequency radiation
Subjects: WJ Urogenital System > WJ 300-378 Kidney
Depositing User: هدی فهیم پور

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