Effects of Radiation Emitted from Base Stations on Bilirubin, Transaminases and Lipid Peroxidation in Exposed Rats
- Achudume A. C.
- Onibere B.
- Nwoha P.
- Alatise O.
- Aina F.
Purpose: Exposure to non-ionizing radiation emitted from base station have been reported to have some evidence of alterations in the activity of certain cells leading to unspecific health symptoms referred to as idiopathic environmental intolerance. The objective of the present study was to evaluate bilirubin, amino transferases, lipid peroxidation, total cholesterol and High density lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol in whole blood as indices of stress- related idiopathic environmental intolerance.
Materials and Methods: Male rats were randomized and exposed to non- ionizing radiation emitted by base station between three mobile telephone masts for up to 60 days.
Results: Results showed that at 40 days of exposure, there were no observable differences in the levels of alanine and aspartate transaminases. However, at 60 days of exposure, there were significant decreases in amino transaminases and did not cause any significant stress in bilirubin. The intracellular level of lipid peroxidation as measured by malondiadehyde in the liver and kidney decreased by 15% and 43%, respectively. There was no difference in level of cholesterol at 40 days of exposure while the increased levels at 60 days were not significant.Conclusion: The parameters evaluated indicate stress-related unspecific symptoms which may be associated with non-ionizing radiation emitted from base stations.
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