Modern Wireless Devices May Cause Excessive Oxidative Stress In Humans

Prof. Igor Yakymenko Laboratory of Biophysics, Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology and Radiobiology NAS of UkraineMedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Prof. Igor Yakymenko

Laboratory of Biophysics, Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology and Radiobiology NAS of Ukraine

Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Prof. Yakymenko: We know a lot about both health effects and metabolic effects of radiofrequency radiation (RFR) today, including mutagenic and carcinogenic effects. For example, epidemiological studies over the world indicate that 5 years of cell phone use 20 min per day increase risk of acoustic neuroma 3 times. Or, for example, 4 years of cell phone use 1 hour or more per day increase risk of some kinds of brain tumors, including glioma, 3-5 times. But it was not understandable the primary mechanisms of such effects. In our study we had analyzed about 100 recent studies on metabolic effects of radiofrequency radiation, including our own experimental data, and demonstrated that oxidative/free radical effects are mandatory feature of RFR exposure of living cells. Moreover, the chronic radiofrequency radiation exposure can produce chronic oxidative stress in living cells as a first step for possible development of bulk of hazardous health effects.


Medical Research: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?

Prof. Yakymenko: I think it’s extremely important for clinicians and patients to realize that excessive radiofrequency radiation exposure from modern wireless devices is a risk factor for human health with particular molecular/metabolic effects, which include oxidative/free radical damages in living cell. One should avoid excessive exposure to RFR from wireless devices (cell phones, Wi-Fi, smart meters). The precautionary principle says the less, the better. To that in case of prophylactic and/or therapy science-based antioxidant approaches should be accepted as logical keeping in mind the recent experimental findings.

Medical Research: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Prof. Yakymenko: The future research perspective should include deep analysis of molecular mechanisms of hazardous effects of RFR. And may be the most intriguing part of the research would be the elaboration of effective antioxidant approaches under such kinds of medical conditions.

Citation:

Oxidative mechanisms of biological activity of low-intensity radiofrequency radiation

Posted online on July 7, 2015. (doi:10.3109/15368378.2015.1043557)
Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine Posted online on July 7, 2015

Prof. Igor Yakymenko (2015). Modern Wireless Devices May Cause Excessive Oxidative Stress In Humans 

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