Paper Information

Title: 

EFFECT OF RADIATION LEAKAGE OF MICROWAVE OVEN ON BODY WEIGHT, CORTISOL AND THYROID HORMONES OF ADULT FEMALE MICE

Type: POSTER
Author(s): JELOUDAR GH.A.*,NAZIFI S.
 
 *DEPT. PHYSIOLOGY, SCHOOL OF VET. MEDICINE., SHIRAZ UNIVERSITY
 
Name of Seminar: IRANIAN CONGRESS OF PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY
Type of Seminar:  CONGRESS
Sponsor:  PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY SOCIETY, MASHHAD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
Date:  2009Volume 19
 
 
Abstract: 

Background: radiation leakage of microwave oven may be harmful for users. Ladies have the most contact with microwave oven. This study was carried out to evaluate the effect of radiation leakage of microwave oven on body weight, cortisol and thyroid hormones.
Methods: radiation leakage of microwave oven was measured by RF measuring instrument. For this study 20 adult (2 month old 25-28g) female mice were selected and randomly divided in two groups, control and test group. Test groups were exposed to 2450 MHZ microwaves produced by microwave oven three times a day, 30 minute each time. After 60 days boy weights of both groups were determined and blood was collected by heart puncture. Cortisol and thyroid hormones was evaluated in serum by RIA method.
Results: radiation leakage from oven showed variations from 6.5 to 57.5mW/cm2. Mean body weight in test group was 16% lower than control group. Cortisol and T4 level were significantly higher in test group compare to control group, that is (23.6±2.24 vs.13.6±1.47ng/ml) and (98.4±7.3 vs.67.0±5.9nmol/L) respectively.
Conclusion: microwaves leaked from oven have deleterious effect on body weight, T4 and cortisol level, by decreasing weight gain and increasing these hormones.

 
Keyword(s): MICROWAVE, ENOCRINE, CORTISOL, THYROID
 
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