Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effects of Sinusoidal 0.5 mT Magnetic Field on Leukocyte Adherence Inhibition. med./bio.

Published in: Electromagn Biol Med 2004; 23 (2): 81-96

Aim of study (acc. to author)

Leukocyte adherence inhibition assay (as measure of cell-mediated immunity) was used to study the effect of a 0.5 mT magnetic field on adherence properties of T lymphocytes taken from healthy humans and cancer patients before and after medical treatment (surgery and chemotherapy).

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 50 Hz
Exposure duration: continuous for 60 min

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 50 Hz
Type
Waveform
Exposure duration continuous for 60 min
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • coil with its axis oriented vertically
Setup Test tubes containing the suspension of T-cells was placed in the center of the coil.
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 0.5 mT effective value measured - -

Reference articles

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Adherence of T lymphocytes from healthy humans and from cancer patients before and after medical treatment is enhanced after 1 h exposure to the magnetic field as compared to sham exposure. The data indicate an effect of 50 Hz magnetic field (0.5 mT) on immunity function in humans.

Study character:

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