Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effects of short-term exposure to pulsed electromagnetic field on some biochemical parameters in mice. med./bio.

Published in: Indian J Biochem Biophys 2004; 41 (1): 57-59

Aim of study (acc. to author)

The effects of an acute exposure of mice to a 60 Hz magnetic field on some parameters in the blood should be investigated.

Background/further details

The investigated parameters are indicative for the functions of liver, kidney and bones.
The mice were divided into 2 groups (n=40 each): an exposure group and a control group. Exposure was conducted for 8 hours and a blood sample was taken after each hour.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 60 Hz
Exposure duration: continuous for 8 hours

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 60 Hz
Type
Waveform
Exposure duration continuous for 8 hours
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Chamber cages
Setup mice were placed in 4 cages of 10 animals each; exposure system consisted of 5 coils placed parallel and an electric circuit providing the pulsed current for the coils
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 5 mT - - - -

Reference articles

  • Sedghi H et al. (2006): Biological effects of power frequency magnetic fields on serum biochemical parameters in guinea pigs.

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

No significant differences were found between exposed mice and the control group.
The authors conclude that an acute exposure of mice to a 60 Hz magnetic field does not influence liver, kidney and bone functions according to the respective blood parameters.

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