Effect Of Radiofrequency Radiations Emitted From Mobile Phones On Plasma Oxidants And Antioxidants In Mobile Phone Users 2758-2762
Dr Sharanabasappa.M. Awanti, Associate Professor,Department of Biochemistry,
M.R Medical college, Gulbarga,Karnataka, INDIA.
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Introduction: Wide spread concerns have been raised about the possibility that exposure to the radiofrequency (RF) radiations emitted from mobile phones could affect people’s health. The radiofrequency radiations emitted from mobile phones may affect biological systems by increasing free radicals which mainly enhance lipid peroxidation and by changing the antioxidant activities in human blood, thus leading to oxidative stress. The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of the exposure to the radiofrequency radiations emitted from mobile phones on the plasma parameters of oxidants and antioxidants in 50 volunteers using mobile phones. The plasma obtained, was used for the estimation of lipid hydroperoxide, total thiols and the ferric reducing ability of plasma (FRAP). There was a significant increase in lipid hydroperoxide (p<0.05) and a significant decrease in FRAP (p<0.05) and total thiols (p<0.05). FRAP correlated negatively with lipid hydroperoxide and positively with thiols. This decrease in antioxidants like FRAP and total thiols and an increase in oxidants like lipid hydroperoxide prove the existence of oxidative stress in mobile phone users.