Source: SMJ Mortazavi

Accumulating evidence reveals that exposure of bacteria to a wide variety of physical stressors ranging from ultrasound to ionizing and non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation can make them resistant to antibiotics. A study conducted recently showed that the exposure of E. coli DH5α to Wi-Fi radiofrequency radiation for 5 hours influenced several bacterial cellular and metabolic processes through up-regulating 52 genes and down-regulating 49 genes [1]. Another recent study conducted by the same team shows that exposure of Escherichia coli bacteria to 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi radiofrequency radiation increased their antibiotic resistance and motility. Moreover, biofilm formation was enhanced in Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermis [2]. These findings clearly confirm our earlier findings on physical stressor-induced alterations (rise or fall) in bacterial drug resistance [3-5]. References:






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Evaluation of Wi-Fi Radiation Effects on Antibiotic Susceptibility, Metabolic Activity and Biofilm Formation by Escherichia Coli 0157H7, Staphylococcus Aureus and Staphylococcus Epidermis

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