|Exposure duration||60 min|
|Setup||2 ml of suspensions of lymphocytes were placed on open petri dishes (3.5 cm in diameter) with the half of them placed in the bath inside the coils.|
|Additional info||The other half of Perti dishes were placed in the bath outside the coils. Both samples outside and inside the coil system were irradiated to UV (ultaviolet radiation) for 5 min at a flux density of 0.5 W/m². Two controls were used: one exposed to MF (magnetic field) without UV and the second was neither exposed to UV or MF.|
Rat lymphocytes were irradiated in vitro by UV and the effects of a 50 Hz magnetic field on the oxidative damage of DNA were examined. It was found that an UV-irradiation followed by a magnetic field exposure increases DNA damage. The results suggest that magnetic field exposure affects the process of DNA repair in a negative way.