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Effects of GSM-900 microwaves on the experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) rat model of multiple sclerosis

Bioelectromagnetics 2003 Apr;24(3):211-3
Anane R, Geffard M, Taxile M, Bodet D, Billaudel B, Dulou PE, Veyret B.
PIOM Laboratory, EPHE, ENSCPB, University of Bordeaux 1, Pessac, France.

The effects of acute exposure to GSM-900 microwaves (900 MHz, 217 Hz pulse modulation) on the clinical parameters of the acute experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) model in rats were investigated in two independent experiments: rats were either habituated or nonhabituated to the exposure restrainers.

EAE was induced with a mixture of myelin basic protein and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Female Lewis rats were divided into cage control, sham exposed, and two groups exposed either at 1.5 or 6.0 W/kg local specific absorption rate (SAR averaged over the brain) using a loop antenna placed over their heads.

There was no effect of a 21 day exposure (2 h/day) on the onset, duration, and termination of the EAE crisis.