EMF Health-effect Research  

Index of Abstracts


    • [Y]
 Red means sub-thermal effects were found (not always at significant levels).
    • [N]  The black indicates no EM effects were found.
    • [NA]
The cyan means ... Not applicable.

    [Y] Derangement of chick embryo retinal differentiation caused by radiofrequency electromagnetic fields   VIEW
    Zareen N, Khan MY, Minhas LA
    Congenit Anom (Kyoto). 49(1):15-19, 2009

    [Y] The effects of microwave emitted by cellular phones on ovarian follicles in rats   VIEW
    Gul A, Celebi H, U?ra? S
    Arch Gynecol Obstet. Feb 25 2009

    [N] Mobile phone exposure does not induce apoptosis on spermatogenesis in rats.   VIEW
    Dasdag S, Akdag MZ, Ulukaya E, Uzunlar AK, Yegin D
    Arch Med Res. Jan;39(1):40-4 2008

    [Y] Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields; male infertility and sex ratio of offspring.   VIEW
    Baste V, Riise T, Moen BE
    Eur J Epidemiol. Apr 16 2008

    [Y] Fetal and neonatal responses following maternal exposure to mobile phones.   VIEW
    Rezk AY, Abdulqawi K, Mustafa RM, Abo El-Azm TM, Al-Inany H
    Saudi Med J. 29(2):218-223, 2008

    [Y] Effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic waves (RF-EMW) from cellular phones on human ejaculated semen: an in vitro pilot study.   VIEW
    Agarwal A, Desai NR, Makker K,Varghese A, Mouradi R, Sabanegh E, Sharma R
    Fertil Steril. Sep 18 2008

    [Y] Effects of exposure to a mobile phone on testicular function and structure in adult rabbit.   VIEW
    Salama N, Kishimoto T, Kanayama HO
    Int J Androl. Dec 2 2008

    [Y] Evaluation of the effect of using mobile phones on male fertility   VIEW
    Wdowiak A, Wdowiak L, Wiktor H
    Ann Agric Environ Med. 14(1):169-172, 2007

    [Y] Effects of cellular phone emissions on sperm motility in rats   VIEW
    Yan JG, Agresti M, Bruce T, Yan YH, Granlund A, Matloub HS.
    Fertil Steril. Jul 10; 2007

    [Y] Effect of cell phone usage on semen analysis in men attending infertility clinic: an observational study.   VIEW
    Agarwal A, Deepinder F, Sharma RK, Ranga G, Li J.
    Fertil Steril. May 3 2007

    [Y] In vitro effect of pulsed 900 MHz GSM radiation on mitochondrial membrane potential and motility of human spermatozoa.   VIEW
    Falzone N, Huyser C, Fourie F, Toivo T, Leszczynski D, Franken D
    Bioelectromagnetics. Dec 28 2007

    [Y] Comparison of bioactivity between GSM 900 MHz and DCS 1800 MHz mobile telephony radiation.   VIEW
    Panagopoulos DJ, Chavdoula ED, Karabarbounis A, Margaritis LH.
    Electromagn Biol Med. 26(1):33-44, 2007

    [Y] Effects of cellular phone emissions on sperm motility in rats.   VIEW
    Yan JG, Agresti M, Bruce T, Yan YH, Granlund A, Matloub HS.
    Fertil Steril. Jul 10; 2007

    [Y] Risk factors in the living environment of early spontaneous abortion pregnant women   VIEW
    Liu XY, Bian XM, Han JX, Cao ZJ, Fan GS, Zhang C, Zhang WL, Zhang SZ, Sun XG
    Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. 29(5):661-664, 2007

    [N] Effects of Subchronic Exposure to Radio Frequency From a Conventional Cellular Telephone on Testicular Function in Adult Rats.   VIEW
    Ribeiro EP, Rhoden EL, Horn MM, Rhoden C, Lima LP, Toniolo L
    J Urol 177:395-399, 2007

    [Y] Effect of whole-body 1800MHz GSM-like microwave exposure on testicular steroidogenesis and histology in mice.   VIEW
    Forgacs Z, Somosy Z, Kubinyi G, Bakos J, Hudak A, Surjan A, Thuroczy G.
    Reprod Toxicol. Jan 21 2006

    [Y] Effects of electromagnetic radiation from a cellular phone on human sperm motility: an in vitro study,   VIEW
    Erogul O, Oztas E, Yildirim I, Kir T, Aydur E, Komesli G, Irkilata HC, Irmak MK, Peker AF
    Arch Med Res, 37(7):840-843, 2006

    [Y] Is there a relationship between cell phone use and semen quality?   VIEW
    Fejes I, Za Vaczki Z, Szollosi J, Kolosza R S, Daru J, Kova Cs L, Pa LA
    rch Androl. 51(5):385-393, 2005

    [N] Image content influences menŐs semen quality.   VIEW
    Kilgallon SJ, Simmons LW
    Biol Lett 2005 (doi:10.1098/rsbl.2005.0324) 2005

    [Y] Impact of radio frequency electromagnetic radiation on DNA integrity in the male germline   VIEW
    Aitken RJ, Bennetts LE, Sawyer D, Wiklendt AM, King BV.
    International Journal of Andrology OnlineEarly doi:10.1111/j.1365-2605.2005.00531.x -- 2005

    [Y] Biological and morphological effects on the reproductive organ of rats after exposure to electromagnetic field.   VIEW
    Ozguner M, Koyu A, Cesur G, Ural M, Ozguner F, Gokcimen A, Delibas N.
    Saudi Med J. 26(3):405-410, 2005

    [Y] Biological and morphological effects on the reproductive organ of rats after exposure to electromagnetic field.   VIEW
    Ozguner M, Koyu A, Cesur G, Ural M, Ozguner F, Gokcimen A, Delibas N.
    Saudi Med J. 26(3):405-410, 2005

    [N] Image content influences men's semen quality,   VIEW
    Kilgallon SJ, Simmons LW
    Biol Lett, 1(3):253-255, 2005

    [Y] Effects of GSM 900 MHz Mobile Phone Radiation on the Reproductive Capacity of Drosophila melanogaster   VIEW
    Panagopoulos DJ, Karabarbounis A, Margaritis LH.
    Electromag. Biol. Med. 23:29-43, 2004

    [N] Whole body exposure of rats to microwaves emitted from a cell phone does not affect the testes.   VIEW
    Dasdag S, Zulkuf Akdag M, Aksen F, Yilmaz F, Bashan M, Mutlu Dasdag M, Salih, Celik M
    Bioelectromagnetics 24(3):182-188, 2003

    [Y] Parental occupational exposures to electromagnetic fields and radiation and the incidence of neuroblastoma in offspring   VIEW
    De Roos AJ, Teschke K, Savitz DA, Poole C, Grufferman S, Pollock BH, Olshan AF
    Epidemiology 12(5):508-517, 2001

    [Y] Semen quality and hormone levels among radiofrequency heater operators.   VIEW
    Grajewski B, Cox C, Schrader SM, Murray WE, Edwards RM, Turner TW, Smith JM, Shekar SS, Evenson DP, Simon SD, Conover DL,
    J Occup Environ Med 42(10):993-1005, 2000

    [N] The simulation of the cooperative effect of development in a culture of early mouse embryos after irradiation with electromagnetic waves in the millimeter range   VIEW
    Mezhevikina LM, Khramov RN, Lepikhov KA ,
    Ontogenez 31(1):27-31, 2000

    [Y] Whole-body microwave exposure emitted by cellular phones and testicular function of rats.   VIEW
    Dasdag S, Ketani MA, Akdag Z, Ersay AR, Sari I, Demirtas OC, Celik MS
    Urol Res 27(3):219-223, 1999

    [Y] Change in the percent of lactate dehydrogenase isoenzyme level in testes of animals exposed to superhigh frequency radiation   VIEW
    Afromeev VI, Tkachenko VN,
    Biofizika 44(5):931-932, 1999

    [Y] Effect of millimeter waves on the early development of the mouse and sea urchin embryo   VIEW
    Galat VV, Mezhevikina LM, Zubin MN, Lepikhov KA, Khramov RN, Chailakhian LM,
    Biofizika 44(1):137-140, 1999

    [Y] The effect of male occupational exposure in infertile couples in Norway.   VIEW
    Irgens A, Kruger K, Ulstein M,
    J Occup Environ Med 41(12):1116-1120, 1999

    [Y] Reproductive function in relation to duty assignments among military personnel.   VIEW
    Schrader SM, Langford RE, Turner TW, Breitenstein MJ, Clark JC, Jenkins BL, Lundy DO, Simon SD, Weyandt TB
    Reprod Toxicol 12(4):465-468, 1998

    [Y] Case-control study on risk factors for testicular cancer.   VIEW
    Hardell L, Nasman A, Ohlson CG, Fredrikson M
    Int J Oncol 13(6):1299-1303, 1998

    [Y] Semen analysis of personnel operating military radar equipment.   VIEW
    Hjollund NH, Bonde JP, Skotte J,
    Reprod Toxicol 11(6):897, 1997

    [Y] Behavioral teratologic studies using microwave radiation: is there an increased risk from exposure to cellular phones and microwave ovens?   VIEW
    Jensh RP,
    Reprod Toxicol 11(4):601-611, 1997

    [Y] Effects of electromagnetic radiation on embryos of sea-urchins.   VIEW
    Koldayev VM, Shchepin YV,
    Bioelectrochem Bioenerg 43:161-164, 1997

    [Y] Effects of exposure to microwaves on cellular immunity and placental steroids in pregnant rats.   VIEW
    Nakamura H, Seto T, Nagase H, Yoshida M, Dan S, Ogino K,
    Occup Environ Med 54(9):676-680, 1997

    [Y] Semen analysis of military personnel associated with military duty assignments.   VIEW
    Weyandt TB, Schrader SM, Turner TW, Simon SD
    Reprod Toxicol 10(6):521-528, 1996

    [N] The effect of low-intensity prolonged impulse electromagnetic irradiation in the UHF range on the testes and the appendages of the testis in rats   VIEW
    Lokhmatova SA
    Radiats Biol Radioecol 34(2):279-285, 1994

    [N] Gender ratio of offspring and exposure to shortwave radiation among female physiotherapists.   VIEW
    Guberan E, Campana A, Faval P, Guberan M, Sweetnam PM, Tuyn JW, Usel M,
    Scand J Work Environ Health 20(5):345-348, 1994

    [Y] Miscarriages among female physical therapists who report using radio- and microwave-frequency electromagnetic radiation.   VIEW
    Ouellet-Hellstrom R, Stewart WF
    Am J Epidemiol 138(10):775-786, 1993

    [N] Congenital malformations and exposure to high-frequency electromagnetic radiation among Danish physiotherapists.   VIEW
    Larsen AI,
    Scand J Work Environ Health 17(5):318-323, 1991

    [N] Gender-specific reproductive outcome and exposure to high-frequency electromagnetic radiation among physiotherapists.   VIEW
    Larsen AI, Olsen J, Svane O,
    Scand J Work Environ Health 17(5):324-329, 1991

    [Y] Effects of ultrasound, shortwaves, and physical exertion on pregnancy outcome in physiotherapists.   VIEW
    Taskinen H, Kyyronen P, Hemminki K,
    J Epidemiol Community Health 44(3):196-201, 1990

Note: Some of the above research has produced results which suggest long-term use of cellphones could be harmful, and some has produced no results. Note that finding some effect does not necessarily mean that the effect is adverse to humans, or that it is potentially harmful. The body has good repair mechanisms. Of course it does suggest that more research is probably urgently needed to find out what it does signify.