Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effect of ELF magnetic fields on lipid peroxidation, sperm count, p53, and trace elements med./bio.

Published in: Med Sci Monit 2006; 12 (11): BR366-BR371

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the effects of extremely low frequency magnetic fields on sperm count, malondialdehyde concentration, the histology of such organs as the testes, brain, liver, and kidney tissues, p53 immune response of bone marrow, and the serum concentrations of trace elements in rats.

Background/further details

16 male rats were examined, eight exposed and eight control animals.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 50 Hz
Exposure duration: 2 h / day, 7 days / week for 2 months

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 50 Hz
Exposure duration 2 h / day, 7 days / week for 2 months
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Chamber the animals were exposed in a Faraday cage of 130 x 65 x 80 cm with grounded shielding
Setup field produced by a 65 cm long solenoid with a diameter of 16 cm and two layers of insulated soft wire with a diameter of 1 mm which was wrapped 1250 times around a PVC pipe
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 1.35 mT - measured - +/- 0.018 mT

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Investigated organ system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

No statistically significant alterations were observed in the parameters measured in this study except an increase in manganese serum concentration in the exposed rats.

Study character:

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