The study comprises a lethal assay of the offspring of male mice exposed to chronic, low-level microwave radiation over an 8-week period. Additionally, a cytogenetic analysis of male germ cells was carried out.
Male mice were exposed to 2.45 GHz continuous wave microwave irradiation for over an 8-week period and at the end of the treatment period the mice were mated with different groups of females each week for the following 8 weeks.
Saunders and Kowalczuk 1981 description of chamber.
There is no evidence that chronic exposure of male mice to 2.45 GHz microwave radiation induces a mutagenic response in male germ cells. No difference in the frequency of reciprocal translocations between the sham and treated groups could be found. There was no significant reduction in pregancy rate, preimplantation survival or post-implantation survival in the exposed animals compared to sham-exposed animals.