Medical/biological Study (experimental study)
Effects of Global Communication system radio-frequency fields on Well Being and Cognitive Functions of human subjects with and without subjective complaints. med./biol.
By: Zwamborn APM, Vossen SHJ, van Leersum BJA, Ouwens MA, Makel WN
Published in: TNO Reports 2003(FEL03C148): 1 - 89 (journal not peer reviewed
Aim of study (according to author)
To study general symptoms and cognitive functions with and without exposure to GSM and UMTS-like fields in subjects presenting with complaints subjectively attributed to GSM fields.
This study is the so-called TNO study.
72 subjects (36 self-reported electrosensitive, 36 non-electrosensitive subjects) participated.
Exposure FIELD View further expo parameters
General category: mobile communication system, cell phone base station, GSM, UMTS, CDMA, TDMA
whole body exposure
investigation on living organism
investigated organ system: brain
time of investigation: before, during and after exposure
Main outcome of study (according to author)
A statistically significant relation between UMTS-like fields with a field strength of 1 V/m and an effect on the well-being was found (lower overall well-being). Further, a number of significant effects was revealed in the cognitive tasks.
(Study character: medical/biological study, experimental study, full/main study, double-blind study, cross-over study)
Study funded by
- Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands
- Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, Netherlands
- Ministry of Spatial Planning, Housing and the Environment, Netherlands
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, base station
, cell phone
, cross-over study
, double-blind study
, effective value
, electric field strength
, field strength
, full/main study
, mobile communication
, reaction time
, subjective complaints
, whole body exposureExposure: mobile communication
system, cell phone base station
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