Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study, review/survey)

Effects of 144 MHz RF electromagnetic fields on the blood parameters and behavior of rats. med./bio.

Published in: Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation Springer, 2003: 603-623, ISBN-13 978-3-540-42989-0, ISBN-10 3540429891

Aim of study (acc. to editor)

The article comprises a survey about the effects of electromagnetic fields on the thermoregulation, behavior, effects on haematopoietic system and immune system of rats and some experimental data.

Background/further details

43 rats were divided into one control group (n=18) and one exposure group (n=25).

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 144 MHz
Exposure duration: continuous for 24 hr/day on 21 days

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 144 MHz
Type
Exposure duration continuous for 24 hr/day on 21 days
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup 1.5 mm thick copper plates (45 cm x 25 cm) placed on both sides of the cage and connected via a coaxial cable to the RF antenna
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
electric field strength 55 V/m - measured - -
magnetic field strength 0.22 A/m - measured - -
magnetic flux density 0.276 mT - calculated - -
power density 12.25 W/m² - calculated - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The data didn't show any significant difference between the exposure group and the control group for any parameter investigated.

Study character:

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