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ID Number 541
Study Type Plant Studies
Model 1800 MHz (GSM) exposure to the plant Mimosa pudica and effects on cell signaling

Plants (Mimosa Pudica) were exposed to 1800 MHz (GSM) RF with an incident E-field of 10 mW/cm2 and analyzed for visible curling of the leaves (this occurs naturally in response to thermal, mechanical, or electrical stimulus when the normal -170 mV potential difference between the intracellular space and the plasma-lemma is reduced -50 to -150 mV). RF exposure did induce visible leaf curling (expressed as 6% deformation) suggesting an effect on the plant action potential.

Findings Effects
Status Completed Without Publication
Principal Investigator Botanical Univ. of Cologn, FRG
Funding Agency Private/Instit.