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17. Effects of Electromagnetic Radiations on Thyroid Follicles of Mice

1. Farheen Shaukat 2. Iram Tassaduq 3. Asma Irfan

1. Asstt. Prof. of Anatomy Margalla Institute of Health Sciences Rawalpindi 2. Assoc. Prof. of Anatomy, Rawal

Institute of Health Sciences Rawalpindi 3. Asstt. Prof. of Physiology, Islamabad Medical College Islamabad


Objective: To study the effects of electromagnetic radiations on follicles of Thyroid gland of mice.

Study Design: Laboratory based randomized controlled trials.

Place and Duration of Study: The study was carried out in department of Anatomy, Army Medical College Rawalpindi in collaboration with National Institute of Health, Islamabad from November 2009 to November 2010.  Materials and methods: Twenty adult Balb/C male mice were divided randomly into two study groups, comprising of 10 animals in each group.Group A was kept under experimental conditions without mobile phone exposure, group B exposed to radiations for 1 hour /day, for two months from mobile phone set. Thyroid glands were removed and sectioned after exposure period. Sections were stained with hematoxylin and eosin for microscopic examination. Results: Results showed  statistically significant difference in number and mean size of Thyroid follicles in gland of experimental groups. 

Conclusion: Thus it is concluded that exposure to EMFs causes decrease in size and increase in number of follicles of thyroid gland of mice, indicating hyperactivity of gland.

Key Words: Mobile Phone, Thyroid Follicles, Balb/c and Mice.