Different methods for evaluating the effects of microwave radiation exposure on the nervous system

Altunkaynak B. Z., Altun G., Yahyazadeh A., Kaplan A. A., Deniz O. G., Türkmen A. P., ...More

Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, vol.75, pp.62-69, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 75
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2015.11.004
  • Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.62-69
  • Keywords: Microwave radiation, Synaptic impairment, Oxidative stress, Stereology
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


Microwave radiation (MWR) leads to hazardous effects on he central nervous system (CNS) for both human and animals. The widespread use of mobile phones has increased the risks of health problems in the CNS caused by radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields. To determine these effects various methodological approaches related to neuroscience such as stereology, immunohistochemistry, and electron microscopy have been used. These approaches examine the effects on cells exposed to MWR at the light microscopic and ultrastructural levels, and novel information is obtained. The main aim of this paper is to discuss possible side effects of MWR in the light of current literature with different methodological approaches.