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In vivo research on possible health effects related to mobile telephones and base stations (carcinogenicity studies in rodents)

Objective

PERFORM-A will provide research results on possible carcinogenic and co-carcinogenic effects of radio frequency (RF) in animal models. Two NTP-type carcinogen city studies will be conducted in both sexes of mice and rats, exposed to both 900 MHz GSM and 1800 MHz DCS signals. Possible co-carcinogenic effects of RF will be re-evaluated with a bioassay on DMBA initiated mammary tumours in rats and with a replication of the lymphoma tumour bioassay in Eu-PIM 1 transgenic mice a dose response, and use as exposure agents signals which best represent current cellular communication based RF. The results will support the health hazard assessment of the long-term use of cellular telephones and base stations.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Nikolai-fuchs-strasse 1
30625 Hannover
Germany

Participants (5)

ARC SEIBERSDORF RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
Address
Kramergasse 1
1010 Wien
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus
54006 Thessaloniki
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN SOCIETY
Switzerland
Address
Eth Vaw-building, Gloriastrasse 37/39
8092 Zurich
ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE BIOMEDICHE "A. MARXER" - RBM SPA
Italy
Address
Via Ribes 1
10010 Albiano D''ivrea
RCC LTD
Switzerland
Address
Zelgliweg 1
4452 Itingen