To study whether 2450 MHz microwave radiation (CW) could induce somatic mutations in young embryos of Drosophila melanogaster. A genetic system was used comprising a transposable genetic element in the X-chromosome.
|Exposure duration||continuous for 6 h|
|Distance between exposed object and exposure source||0.4 m|
|Chamber||A magnetron was coupled to a waveguide which was terminated with a horn antenna. The wall behind the sample was lined with microwave absorbing material.|
|Setup||Control samples were treated the same way except for the exposure to microwaves.|
Microwave radiation at 2450 MHz (SAR 100 W/kg) has no detectable genetic effect on the test system used.