The current study aimed to assess mobile phone usage intensity and evaluate potential oxidative stress exerted among mobile users then evaluate the effect of antioxidants supplement on oxidative stress status. Intervention study done on 150 students using mobile phones from both technical nursing institute and faculty of nursing, Cairo .University. Only (108) students completed to the post intervention phase. Questionnaire and assessment of electromagnetic field exposure from mobile phones was done. Malondialdyde, superoxide dismutase and catalase were measured pre and post supplementation. Mobile phones with two SIM cards, non-android mobiles and mobile phones owned by the medium users group had significant higher electromagnetic emissions. Malondialdyde was significant higher in high mobile users. Significant negative correlation between emissions from mobile phone and superoxide dismutase. After supplementation, significant improvement in superoxide dismutase and Catalase among both groups using mobiles (>5years and <5years), using one or two phones, using one or two SIM cards and in android mobile users. Moreover, Malondialdyde show significant reduction among non-android mobile users. It was concluded that exposure to low emissions from mobile phones could be fixed by dietary modification and increase antioxidant intake.
mobile phones | electromagnetic field | oxidative stress | antioxidants