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Potential adverse effects of gsm cellular phones on hearing

Objective

Although in the last decade the European public concern was growing on the potential adverse health effects due to the use of mobile phones, among the studies addressing their potential health effects, no studies investigated the effects on hearing, actually a highly sensitive biological system to exogenous and endogenous agents and the first one to be affected by the microwaves. GUARD is the first study addressing the investigations of the potential adverse effects of GSM mobile phones on hearing and hearing-related cognitive functions. Its results will represent the first international and European statement about this type of hazards for hearing. All the involved laboratories are among the most relevant teams in Europe in their respective areas. The combination of expertise at these levels of quality can be unquestionably considered as the European added value of the consortium.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy

Participants (9)

"FREDERIC JOLIOT CURIE" NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR RADIOBIOLOGY AND RADIOHYGIENE - NATIONAL CENTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Hungary
Address
Anna U. 5
1775 Budapest
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Hopital Edouard Herriot, Pavillon U
69437 Lyon
DISTRICT GENERAL HOSPITAL OF THESSALONIKI "AHEPA"
Greece
Address
Stilponos Kiriakidi Street 1
546036 Thessaloniki
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
Address
Hopital Pellegrin, Place Amelie-raba-leon
33076 Bordeaux
ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Italy
Address
Via Anguillarese 301
00060 Capena
KAUNAS UNIVERSITY OF MEDECINE
Lithuania
Address
Eiveniu 2
3007 Kaunas
RESEARCH CENTER FOR AUDIOLOGY AND HEARING REHABILITATION
Russia
Address
18,Bakulev 18
117513 Moscow
UNIVERSITE CLAUDE BERNARD LYON 1
France
Address
Avenue Tony Garnier 50
69366 Lyon
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
Highfield
Southampton