Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Influence of high-frequency electromagnetic fields on different modes of cell death and gene expression. med./bio.

Published in: Int J Radiat Biol 2003; 79 (9): 701-708

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To examine whether biological effects such as different modes of cell death and gene expression modifications related to tumorigenesis are detectable above the limit value defined by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 400 MHz
Modulation type: pulsed
Exposure duration: 6 min

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 400 MHz
  • guided field
Exposure duration 6 min
Modulation type pulsed
Rise time 1 ns
Repetition frequency 1 Hz
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
electric field strength 500 V/cm unspecified measured - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Irradiation of HL-60 cells to electromagnetic fields 25 times higher than the ICNIRP reference levels for occupational exposure failed to induce any changes in apoptosis, micronucleation, abnormal morphologies and gene expression.

Study character:

Study funded by

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