Title

The Effect of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation (RF-RMR) of an LTE 1900 MHz Mobile Phone on the Reproduction In the P and F1 Generations In Drosophila Melanogaster

Author(s)

Fatima JatoiFollow

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Mobile phones have become a major aspect in today’s society. People are constantly on their mobile devices and thus, are being exposed to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR). In past studies, RF-EMR has been shown to cause various health effects and some suggest it may negatively impact reproduction, but this has not yet been ascertained. As such, the purpose of this study was to test the effects of a RF-EMR from an LTE 1900 MHz mobile phone on the reproduction of the P and F1 generations of Drosophila melanogaster. It was hypothesized that the groups of D.melanogaster that are exposed to radiation would produce less offspring than the control group. The experiment was conducted using two groups of Drosophila melanogaster, one exposed to mobile phone radiation prior to breeding and a control group. After two weeks of breeding, the number of offspring produced by each group was counted. The offspring of the experimental group and control group were then separately bred. After two weeks, the offspring of each group were counted. The t-test conducted of the data showed that the hypothesis was not supported, t(5)=1.086006,p>0.05, however another t-test was completed between the parental and F1 experimental groups,t(6)=4.02107,p<0.05. The results of this test implies that since the lack of radiation in the F1 generation caused an increase in offspring compared to the experimental parental generation, then exposure to cell phone radiation may decrease reproduction in D.melanogaster.

Location

Founders Hall 142 B

Start Date

3-30-2019 11:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 30th, 11:00 AM

The Effect of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation (RF-RMR) of an LTE 1900 MHz Mobile Phone on the Reproduction In the P and F1 Generations In Drosophila Melanogaster

Founders Hall 142 B

Mobile phones have become a major aspect in today’s society. People are constantly on their mobile devices and thus, are being exposed to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR). In past studies, RF-EMR has been shown to cause various health effects and some suggest it may negatively impact reproduction, but this has not yet been ascertained. As such, the purpose of this study was to test the effects of a RF-EMR from an LTE 1900 MHz mobile phone on the reproduction of the P and F1 generations of Drosophila melanogaster. It was hypothesized that the groups of D.melanogaster that are exposed to radiation would produce less offspring than the control group. The experiment was conducted using two groups of Drosophila melanogaster, one exposed to mobile phone radiation prior to breeding and a control group. After two weeks of breeding, the number of offspring produced by each group was counted. The offspring of the experimental group and control group were then separately bred. After two weeks, the offspring of each group were counted. The t-test conducted of the data showed that the hypothesis was not supported, t(5)=1.086006,p>0.05, however another t-test was completed between the parental and F1 experimental groups,t(6)=4.02107,p<0.05. The results of this test implies that since the lack of radiation in the F1 generation caused an increase in offspring compared to the experimental parental generation, then exposure to cell phone radiation may decrease reproduction in D.melanogaster.