The effect of mobile phone on the number of Purkinje cells: A stereological study

Rağbetli M. Ç. , Aydinlioglu A., Koyun N., Ragbetli C., Bektas S., Ozdemir S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION BIOLOGY, vol.86, no.7, pp.548-554, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose: The World Health Organisation proposed an investigation concerning the exposure of animals to radiofrequency fields because of the possible risk factor for health. At power frequencies there is evidence to associate both childhood leukaemia and brain tumours with magnetic field exposures. There is also evidence of the effect of mobile phone exposure on both cognitive functions and the cerebellum. Purkinje cells of the cerebellum are also sensitive to high dose microwave exposure in rats. The present study investigated the effect of exposure to mobile phone on the number of Purkinje and granule neurons in the developing cerebellum.