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ID Number 1075
Study Type Human / Provocation
Model 900, 1800 MHz (GSM, AM 16 Hz) exposure to self-proclained hypersensitive volunteers and analysis of brain blood flow

Human volunteers (n = 5 with self claimed symptoms of RF hypersensitivity), were exposed to 900 MHz mobile phones as well as EMF excited by an AC current between 16Hz to 1MHz fed through a conductive wire that was worn around the volunteer's neck). The authors report different changes in brain blood flow in hypersensitive individuals with EMF exposure, but none were statistically significant due to the small sample size. The authors suggest EMF may have disrupted the nerve system, reducing the ability to maintain the brain's blood flow. The authors further state that "many people with irritations linked to electromagnetic waves have problems moving their eyeballs and have an abnormality in their pupils' reaction to light". The authors finally suggested that further research was needed.

Findings Effects
Status Ongoing
Start Date
End Date
Principal Investigator Kitasato Institute Hospital, Japan
Funding Agency ?????
Country JAPAN

Description of mobile phone and other EMF signal types limited. No indication of whether the study was blinded, how or if dose was measured and quantified. The study was reported in the Kyodo News (Japan) on August 19, 2003.