Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effects of microwaves on the colony-forming capacity of haemopoietic stem cells in mice. med./bio.

Published in: Acta Oncol 1987; 26 (3): 233-236

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the effects of 2450 MHz (2.45 GHz) microwave irradiation on the colony-forming capacity of haemopoietic stem cells in mice.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.45 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: 20 s

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration 20 s
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup bone marrow suspension (10 ml volume) placed in a perspex flask at the mouth of the wave duct
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 240 mW/cm² - - - -

Reference articles

  • Rotkovska D et al. (1982): An increase in colony-forming capacity of the bone marrow stem cells after microwave irradiation in vitro.

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The colony forming ability of microwave irradiated bone marrow cells was elevated in a temperature dependend matter. Furthermore the incorporation of Idoxuridin into the spleens of bone marrow cell recipients was stimulated.

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