Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Studies on antioxidant enzymes in mice exposed to pulsed electromagnetic fields. med./bio.

Published in: Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 2007; 66 (2): 287-289

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study whether lipid peroxidation is caused by a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) of 50 Hz frequencies and 2 mT field magnitude during the chronic period (90 days).

Background/further details

Mice were exposed and blood was sampled at 45, 60, and 90 days.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 50 Hz
Modulation type: pulsed
Exposure duration: repeated daily exposure, 8 h/day for 90 days

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 50 Hz
Type
Waveform
Exposure duration repeated daily exposure, 8 h/day for 90 days
Modulation
Modulation type pulsed
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • five coils placed equidistant from each other
Setup Mice were placed into four different compartments in the EMF device with seven mice in each compartment. Control group mice were placed into identical cages.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 2 mT unspecified unspecified - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • during exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The data showed that the pulsed electromagnetic field applied chronically within the given period and field magnitude does not cause oxidative damage in mice.

Study character:

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