In this study, the effects of exposure to a 950MHz electromagnetic
field (EMF) emitted from cellular phones on serum testosterone and cortisol
hormones rate of adult male Syrian Hamster were evaluated. Seventy two
male Hamster in 3 groups include: group 1 or control group, group 2 or
expose for 10 days and under 950 MHz EMF (emitted from Cellular Phone)
for 1 h daily group 3 or expose for 50 days and under 950 MHz EMF for
1 h daily. In final, blood samples collected for determine of the testosterone
and cortisol concentration in the serum. Results showed that in long term
exposure EMF (group 3) testosterone and cortisol levels were increased
(p<0.01), but both of cortisol and testosterone hormones in short term
EMF exposure (group 2) did not significantly change. In conclusion, long-term
exposure of cellular phones EMF may affect the reproductive activity and
impair endocrine homeostasis and it may cause peripheral effects.
H. Aghdam Shahryar, A.R. Lotfi, M. Bahojb and A.R. Karami, 2008. Effects of Electromagnetic Fields of Cellular Phone on Cortisol and Testosterone Hormones Rate in Syrian Hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). International Journal of Zoological Research, 4: 230-233.