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Tipo di prodottoArticolo in rivista
TitoloExposure setup to study potential adverse effects at GSM 1800 and UMTS frequencies on the auditory systems of rats
Anno di pubblicazione2007
Formato
  • Elettronico
  • Cartaceo
Autore/iLopresto, V., Pinto, R., de Vita, A., Mancini, S., Galloni, P., Marino, C., Ravazzani, P., Lovisolo, G.A.
Affiliazioni autoriLopresto, V.: Section of Toxicology and Biomedical Sciences, Casaccia Research Centre, National Agency for New Technologies Energy and Environment (ENEA), Via Anguillarese 301, 00123, S. Maria di Galeria, Rome, Italy Pinto, R.: Section of Toxicology and Biomedical Sciences, Casaccia Research Centre, National Agency for New Technologies Energy and Environment (ENEA), Via Anguillarese 301, 00123, S. Maria di Galeria, Rome, Italy de Vita, A.: Section of Toxicology and Biomedical Sciences, Casaccia Research Centre, National Agency for New Technologies Energy and Environment (ENEA), Via Anguillarese 301, 00123, S. Maria di Galeria, Rome, Italy e Department of Engineering, University of Sannio, Palazzo Bosco Lucarelli, Corso Garibaldi 107, 82100, Benevento, Italy Mancini, S.: Section of Toxicology and Biomedical Sciences, Casaccia Research Centre, National Agency for New Technologies Energy and Environment (ENEA), Via Anguillarese 301, 00123, S. Maria di Galeria, Rome, Italy Galloni, P.: Section of Toxicology and Biomedical Sciences, Casaccia Research Centre, National Agency for New Technologies Energy and Environment (ENEA), Via Anguillarese 301, 00123, S. Maria di Galeria, Rome, Italy Marino, C.: Section of Toxicology and Biomedical Sciences, Casaccia Research Centre, National Agency for New Technologies Energy and Environment (ENEA), Via Anguillarese 301, 00123, S. Maria di Galeria, Rome, Italy Ravazzani, P.: Istituto di Ingegneria Biomedica ISIB CNR Lovisolo, G.A.: Section of Toxicology and Biomedical Sciences, Casaccia Research Centre, National Agency for New Technologies Energy and Environment (ENEA), Via Anguillarese 301, 00123, S. Maria di Galeria, Rome, Italy
Autori CNR e affiliazioni
  • PAOLO GIUSEPPE RAVAZZANI
Lingua/e
  • inglese
AbstractTo investigate possible biological effects of exposure to electromagnetic (EM) fields at the frequencies of global system for mobile communication (GSM) 1800 system and universal mobile telecommunication system (UMTS) on the auditory system of rats, an exposure setup for in vivo experiments is presented. The study was carried out in the framework of two European research projects. The target of the investigation was the cochlea. A dosimetric study was performed, both numerically and through direct measurements, to assess the interaction of the radiated fields and the dose distribution in the biological target. For the local exposure of rats, a loop antenna operating at the frequency bands of interest was designed, realised and characterised through numerical and experimental dosimetric procedures. Moreover, an exposure apparatus was set up, consisting of three arrays of four loop antennas, placed on three levels, thus allowing simultaneous exposure of 12 rats to give statistical power to the experiments. To isolate the exposure arrays, the setup was assembled by a wooden rack with EM field absorbing panels, inserted among the levels and at the four sides of the rack. Isolation was verified by direct measurements. Two exposure arrays were simultaneously supplied, whereas the third one was used for sham exposure. Blind exposure was achieved through a black box, hiding physical connections to the microwave power supply. During exposure sessions, rats were restrained in special plastic jigs for repeatable positioning, thus assuring the fixed level of dose in the target.
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Pagine da473
Pagine a482
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RivistaRadiation protection dosimetry
Attiva dal 1981
Editore: Oxford University Press - Ashford
Paese di pubblicazione: Regno Unito
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0144-8420
Titolo chiave: Radiation protection dosimetry
Titolo proprio: Radiation protection dosimetry.
Titolo abbreviato: Radiat. prot. dosim.
Numero volume della rivista123
Fascicolo della rivista4
DOI10.1093/rpd/ncl504
Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
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Indicizzazione (in banche dati controllate)
  • Scopus (Codice:2-s2.0-34548712313)
  • ISI Web of Science (WOS) (Codice:000247470500009)
Parole chiaveanimal, article, cochlea, electromagnetic field; hearing, microwave radiation, mobile phone, radiation exposure, radiofrequency radiation, rat, telecommunication
Link (URL, URI)http://rpd.oxfordjournals.org/content/123/4/473
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Strutture CNR
  • IEIIT — Istituto di elettronica e di ingegneria dell'informazione e delle telecomunicazioni
Moduli CNR-
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Allegati
  • 2007 Lo Presto et al. Rad Prot Dos