How does long term exposure to base stations and mobile phones affect human hormone profiles?

Clin Biochem. 2012 Jan;45(1-2):157-61. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2011.11.006. Epub 2011 Nov 27.


Objectives: This study is concerned with assessing the role of exposure to radio frequency radiation (RFR) emitted either from mobiles or base stations and its relations with human's hormone profiles.

Design and methods: All volunteers' samples were collected for hormonal analysis.

Results: This study showed significant decrease in volunteers' ACTH, cortisol, thyroid hormones, prolactin for young females, and testosterone levels.

Conclusion: The present study revealed that high RFR effects on pituitary-adrenal axis.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adrenocorticotropic Hormone / blood
  • Adult
  • Cell Phone*
  • Female
  • Hormones / blood*
  • Humans
  • Hydrocortisone / blood
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pituitary-Adrenal System
  • Prolactin / blood
  • Radio Waves
  • Testosterone / blood
  • Thyroid Hormones / blood
  • Young Adult


  • Hormones
  • Thyroid Hormones
  • Testosterone
  • Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
  • Prolactin
  • Hydrocortisone