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Effect of Electromagnetic Waves Emitted from Mobile Phone on Nerve Conduction Velocity of Median Nerve in Adult Males

Author Name : K. Dabla, K. Singh

ABSTRACT  Wireless technologies are ubiquitous today and the MP are one of the prodigious output of this technology. Although the familiarization and dependency of MP is growing at an alarming pace, the biological effects due to the exposure of radiations have become a subject of intense debate. EMW may affect the nerve conduction velocity (NCV) by affecting the permeability and conductance of a nerve axon membrane or myelin sheath or both. So present study was to see the acute effects of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted from MP on NCV of median nerve in adult males, in upper limb used to hold the MP before and after exposure to MP. NCV was recorded on RMS EMG EP MK 2 machine in resting condition and again recorded after 10 minutes of exposure to MP (GSM type, Samsung model E 2232). Statistical analysis was done using paired “t” test. There was statistically significant decrease (p <0.01) sensory component and (p <0.001) motor component in conduction velocity of median nerve in upper limb used to hold the MP. So conclusion was that EMW emitted from MP affects the conduction velocity of median nerve in upper limb used to hold the MP.