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Potential adverse affectsof UMTS electromagnetic fields generated by mobile phones on the human inner ear: A European project (EMFNEAR)

Potential adverse affectsof UMTS electromagnetic fields generated by mobile phones on the human inner ear: A European project (EMFNEAR)
Potential adverse affectsof UMTS electromagnetic fields generated by mobile phones on the human inner ear: A European project (EMFNEAR)
To answer concerns as to the potential effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) generated by third generation mobile phones on the inner ear, the European Commission funded project "EMFNEAR" assessed potential changes in auditory function induced by UMTS field both in humans and in laboratory animals. The purpose of this paper is to present the final outcomes of the project in humans. Normally hearing subjects (18-30 years old) were exposed to 20 min UMTS or sham exposure in a double-blind controlled study. Two different EMF field strengths were used: SAR of 0.069 Wkg using a commercially available phone and SAR of 1.75 Wkg using a patch antenna. Audiological assessment, involving pure tone audiometry, distortion product otoacoustic emissions, effects of contralateral acoustic stimulation on Transiently evoked otoacoustic emissions and late cognitive potentials (P300), were performed before and immediately after real or sham exposures. Results showed no effects of acute UMTS electromagnetic fields exposure on the inner auditory system of humans.
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Tavarkiladze, G.
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Moulin, A.M., Parazzini, M., Lutman, M.E., Thuroczy, G., Sliwinska-Kowalska, M., Tavarkiladze, G., Uloziene, I., Uloza, V., Mishra, S.,Collet. L. and Ravazzani, P. (2008) Potential adverse affectsof UMTS electromagnetic fields generated by mobile phones on the human inner ear: A European project (EMFNEAR). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123 (5), p.3856.

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Abstract

To answer concerns as to the potential effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) generated by third generation mobile phones on the inner ear, the European Commission funded project "EMFNEAR" assessed potential changes in auditory function induced by UMTS field both in humans and in laboratory animals. The purpose of this paper is to present the final outcomes of the project in humans. Normally hearing subjects (18-30 years old) were exposed to 20 min UMTS or sham exposure in a double-blind controlled study. Two different EMF field strengths were used: SAR of 0.069 Wkg using a commercially available phone and SAR of 1.75 Wkg using a patch antenna. Audiological assessment, involving pure tone audiometry, distortion product otoacoustic emissions, effects of contralateral acoustic stimulation on Transiently evoked otoacoustic emissions and late cognitive potentials (P300), were performed before and immediately after real or sham exposures. Results showed no effects of acute UMTS electromagnetic fields exposure on the inner auditory system of humans.

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Published date: May 2008
Organisations: Human Sciences Group

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Local EPrints ID: 57817
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/57817
ISSN: 0001-4966
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Date deposited: 20 Aug 2008
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 20:33

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