A Study Case on the Impact of Prolonged Exposure to Cell Phone Radiation, among Iraqi Students, on RBC- AChE Activity
- *Corresponding Author:
- Zahraa S. Al-Garawi
Department of Chemistry
Al- Mustansyriah University, Iraq
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 23, 2012; Accepted Date: September 20, 2012; Published Date: September 24, 2012
Citation: Al-Garawi ZS, Al-Fartusie FS, Al-Mandlawi HB, Al-Zaidi NK (2012) A Study Case on the Impact of Prolonged Exposure to Cell Phone Radiation, among Iraqi Students, on RBC- AChE Activity. Biochem Anal Biochem 1:116. doi: 10.4172/2161-1009.1000116
Copyright: © 2012 Al-Garawi ZS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The effects of moderate and extremely high exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation emitted from mobile phone on the activity of RBC-acetylcholinesterase (AChE) were investigated. AChE activity was measured using UV-Vis spectroscopy by Ellman modified method. The results demonstrated that the prolonged exposure (3-5 hrs) to electromagnetic radiation increased enzyme activity while the main inactivation took place in moderate exposure (1-2 hrs) among young male undergraduate students (18-25 year ages). In conclusion, according to the changes observed in the AChE activity, it is proposed that the increasing duration of electromagnetic radiation exposure causes an increase in cholinergic activity.