Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effect of low-intensity extremely high frequency radiation on reproductive function in wistar rats med./bio.

Published in: Bull Exp Biol Med 2006; 142 (2): 189-190

Aim of study (acc. to author)

This study was performed to investigate effects of extremely high frequency field on fertility of rats.

Background/further details

10 adult male rats with normal fertility were examined in their spermatogenesis and coupled with unexposed female rats to estimate effects of high frequency field exposure on their offspring (first filial generation, second filial generation, etc.).



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 30–300 GHz
Exposure duration: 30 min/day on up to 35 days or 63 days

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 30–300 GHz
Exposure duration 30 min/day on up to 35 days or 63 days
Additional info A. V. Sergeev, T. I. Subbotina, and A. A. Yashin, Informational Medical Biophysics (Theory, Experiment, and Application) [in Russian], Ed. A. A. Yashin, Tula (2002).
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • not specified
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 0.3 mW/cm² minimum - - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

A remarkable increase in the percentage of abnormal sperm was observed in field exposed rats on days 7, days 21-28 and 35-63 after the start of irradiation. Regarding the offspring, the litter size of first filial generation exceeded normal litter size.

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