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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 8653286, 6 pages
Research Article

RAPD Profiling, DNA Fragmentation, and Histomorphometric Examination in Brains of Wistar Rats Exposed to Indoor 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi Devices Radiation

1Biological Sciences Department, Afe-Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
2Biochemistry Department, Afe-Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
3Medical Laboratory Sciences Department, Afe-Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
4Cell Biology and Genetics Department, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State, Nigeria
5DNA Laboratory, National Sickle Cell Centre, Idi Araba, Lagos State, Nigeria

Correspondence should be addressed to A. O. Ibitayo

Received 26 January 2017; Accepted 17 July 2017; Published 20 August 2017

Academic Editor: Settimio Grimaldi

Copyright © 2017 A. O. Ibitayo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The advent of Wi-Fi connected high technology devices in executing day-to-day activities is fast evolving especially in developing countries of the world and hence the need to assess its safety among others. The present study was conducted to investigate the injurious effect of radiofrequency emissions from installed Wi-Fi devices in brains of young male rats. Animals were divided into four equal groups; group 1 served as control while groups 2, 3, and 4 were exposed to 2.5 Ghz at intervals of 30, 45, and 60 consecutive days with free access to food and water ad libitum. Alterations in harvested brain tissues were confirmed by histopathological analyses which showed vascular congestion and DNA damage in the brain was assayed using agarose gel electrophoresis. Histomorphometry analyses of their brain tissues showed perivascular congestion and tissue damage as well.