The first generation (F0) consisted of 128 male and 256 female mice. After 21 days or when a second litter was born, the pups were separated from the adults. After the pups of the second litters were weaned, the parental animals were killed. The males and females from both litters were placed seperately in cages until an age of 90 to 110 days when again males and females were placed in one cage. This procedure was repeated until shortly before the birth of the pups of the F3 parental animals.
Exposure duration: continuous for 570 days with a 30 min break each night
|Exposure duration||continuous for 570 days with a 30 min break each night|
|power density||1.35 W/m²||minimum||measured||-||-|
|power density||6.8 W/m²||-||measured||-||-|
|power density||22 W/m²||maximum||measured||-||-|
|SAR||0.08 W/kg||average over mass||calculated||whole body||0.08 W/kg - 0.144 W/kg at 1.35 W/m² Power density|
|SAR||0.4 W/kg||average over mass||calculated||whole body||0.4 W/kg - 0.72 W/kg at 6.8 W/m² Power density|
|SAR||1.3 W/kg||average over mass||calculated||whole body||1.3 W/kg - 2.34 W/kg at 22 W/m² Power density|
The results did not show harmful effects of exposure on the fertility and the development of the animals. The number and the development of pups were not affected by exposure. There are some indications for effects of exposure on food consumption. The effects were up to -25% compared to the sham exposure group.
The results do not indicate harmful effects of longterm exposure of mice to UMTS over several generations. The explanation for the lowered food consumption could be metabolic effects: absorbed radiofrequency electromagnetic field energy might be used by the animals in a way that reduces the metabolism of food for heating.