Journal of Cosmetology & Trichology

ISSN: 2471-9323

Open Access

Hair Loss due to Electromagnetic Radiation from Overuse of Cell Phone


Rajesh Rajput

Mobile phone usage is nearing 90% of the world population. Harmful effects of Electromagnetic (EMG) radiation have been a concern for regulation. Safe Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) as watt/kg is defined for thermal effects, but EMG has non thermal effects as well. EMG can affect genes, neural tissue, endocrine regulation and sperms. Research workers have pointed out the mechanism of EMG radiation to be acting through DNA breakage and formation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). We are reporting a case of hair loss over the temporal region from repeated, prolonged conversations on mobile phone. Biopsy is negative for any other pathology of hair loss. Use of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, can aid in recovery of the damaged cells. Low dose 2% minoxidil application combined with nutritional therapy, limiting the duration of mobile phone usage and having hands free chord to keep the mobile phone instrument away from the ear, was seen to help in regrowth of the hair.


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