Mobile Radiation changes protein expression in human skin, study
Mobile Radiation has become one of the popular subjects of study, after it is being related with cancer of salivary gland and brain tumour; a new study in Finland has found an association between radiations of mobile phone with alteration in the expression of protein.
The BioMed Genomics (BMC) journal reported that a team of researchers from Finland has carried out the study and concluded that the radiation (radiofrequency modulated electromagnetic fields; RF-EMF) from mobile phones alter protein expression in people.
According to lead researcher Dariusz Leszczynski of Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), “Mobile phone radiation has some biological effect. Even if the changes are small, they still exist.”
During the research the participants forearm’s skin was exposed to GSM signal for 1 hour and then the skin biopsies were taken from the exposed as well as non-exposed part of the skin to further compare the changes.
After the extensive analysis of 580 proteins the researchers found that 8 type of protein have significant change in its expression.
However, the researchers opined that it’s too early to jump on any conclusion on the effect of such changes on human health.
Dariusz said, “The aim of this project was not detecting any possible health effects, but to find out whether living human skin responds to mobile phone radiation and whether proteomics approach is useful in sorting out this issue.”
He also informed that a more extensive study is in the line with large number of volunteers.
Other study put people at the risk of brain tumour due to the proximity of the brain to the radiation antenna which can absorb a large amount of electromagnetic energy. While another research found that those who use cell phones more frequently are more likely to develop parotid gland tumours.
Researchers in various corner of the world have taken up the study to find the ill effects of using mobile phone emitting electromagnetic radiation. Also in India, the Indian Council of Medical Research is studying the role of such radiation and its effect on memory, sleep patterns and hearing capability.
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