Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Static and 50 Hz magnetic fields of 0.35 and 2.45 mT have no effect on the growth of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. med./bio.

Published in: Bioelectrochemistry 2004; 64 (2): 151-155

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study whether long term and continuous exposures to sinusoidal or static magnetic field produce alterations in the growth of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 50 Hz
Exposure duration: continuous for 24 h
Exposure 2: 50 Hz
Exposure duration: continuous for 72 h
Exposure 3:
Exposure duration: continuous for 24 h
Exposure 4:
Exposure duration: continuous for 72 h

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 50 Hz
Type
Waveform
Exposure duration continuous for 24 h
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup Cell suspension in Eppendorf tubes were incubated in the exposure system at 23°C. The cells were located in the region within the coils where the field was homogeneous.
Additional info Control cultures were located 5 m from the coils
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 350 µT - measured - -
magnetic flux density 2.45 mT - measured - -

Exposure 2

Main characteristics
Frequency 50 Hz
Type
Waveform
Exposure duration continuous for 72 h
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 350 µT - measured - -
magnetic flux density 2.45 mT - measured - -

Exposure 3

Main characteristics
Frequency
Type
Exposure duration continuous for 24 h
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 350 µT - measured - -
magnetic flux density 2.45 mT - measured - -

Exposure 4

Main characteristics
Frequency
Type
Exposure duration continuous for 72 h
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 350 µT - measured - -
magnetic flux density 2.45 mT - measured - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The data indicate that sinusoidal (50 Hz) and static magnetic field do not induce alterations in the growth of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Study character:

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