Rats were divided into four groups: group 1 served as control, group 2 was MW (microwave) exposed, group 3 and 4 were MW exposed and injected with vitamin E (150 mg/Kg/day) and vitamin C 150 mg/kg/day), respectively.
|Exposure duration||1 h/day for 21 days|
|magnetic flux density||750 µT||unspecified||measured||-||-|
The results of the microwave-exposed group showed that the microwave increased the phagocytic activity of rats treated additionally with vitamin C. The increase in phagocytic activity of other microwave-exposed groups and magnetic field-exposed groups were found to be not significant. Comparison of microwave-exposed and microwave-plus-vitamin-C-treated groups showed that vitamin C seemed to play an important role to increase the phagocytic activity of rats. The microwave parameters under investigation were not found to be foremost. Rectal temperature of groups exposed to microwaves were found to be significantly higher.