No effect of mobile phone exposure on average erythrocyte aggregation as viewed in dark-field microscopy, with or without a "mobileFloww" device. A double-blind pilot study

Paul Mak, O. Johansson, Anna Van Wersch, S. Huebner

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine whether a mobile phone has any measurable effects on the average erythrocyte aggregation (AEA) in whole undried peripheral blood, and whether a mobileFloww device has any measurable effects on the AEA size in such whole undried peripheral blood. The study was a placebo-controlled double-blind randomised one. The images made with the dark-field microscope were counted in channels. Aggregation was defined by red blood cells that overlapped. Each aggregation was accounted for separately within each image. Cell deformation was defined as cells having a non-round shape that was visually distinctly different from a round shape. The result showed that the mean AEA of the three groups “mobile”, “placebo” and “floww” was 51.7, 18.5 and 27.8 respectively. The median AEA for these three groups was 53.2, 14.0 and 4.1, respectively. No statistically significant differences were established meaning that we could not demonstrate any effect of mobile phone radiation on the AEA of peripheral blood, and, thus, as a consequence we could not establish any possible effect of the “mobileFloww” device.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages0
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2016

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