Type of Article:  Review

Volume 7; Issue 2.2 (May 2019)

Page No.: 6484-6488

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2019.116


Kidanemariam Gaim *1, Amanuel Tesfay 2, Afewerki Bekele 3.

*1,2,3 Department of   Human Anatomy, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences,  Mekelle University, Ethiopia.

Corresponding author: Kidanemariam Gaim, Department of   Human Anatomy, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University, Ethiopia. E-Mail: kidegaim2@gmail.com


Health effects of Radio frequency waves have been raised because of the gradual increase in usage of cell phones, and this Usage of cellular phones is associated with alterations in various body systems including the central nervous system. The impact of radiation emitted from mobile phone on experimental animals still unclear and contradictory and there is limited reviewed work of Mobile phones radiation effect on blood-brain barrier and therefore; the purpose of this work was to review the possible effects of mobile phone radiation on blood-brain barrier from findings in the literature on tissues in human and experimental animals.

This review is grounded on the various scientific published articles, journals and textbooks accessed on line from January 2010- November, 2011 and summarize the main results of studies of mobile phone radiation impact on blood-brain barrier permeability published until 2009. Accordingly, number of studies relating to electromagnetic field emitted by cell phones over a wide range of frequency is used, depending on a number of electromagnetic field parameters, duration of exposure and Specific absorption rate values.

Several authors have reported that electromagnetic exposure alters blood-brain barrier permeability. On the contrarily; other authors have reported differently in confirming these findings and more over it is also  reported that mobile phone radiation-induced activation of cellular stress response might affect blood-brain barrier permeability . Generally, the results of different studies conducted in experimental animals have revealed that long term exposure to cell phone radiation and at high or low Specific absorption rate value enhances increased permeability of the blood-brain barrier.

Key words:  Blood-Brain Barrier, Radiation, Radio frequency waves, Mobile phone radiation.


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Cite this article: Kidanemariam Gaim, Amanuel Tesfay, Afewerki Bekele. THE EFFECT OF MOBILE PHONE RADIATION ON THE BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER (BBB): A REVIEW. Int J Anat Res 2019;7(2.2):6484-6488. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2019.116