Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

A Negative Test for Mutagenic Action of Microwave Radiation in Drosophila melanogaster med./bio.

Published in: Mutation Research - Genetic Toxicology 1979; 68 (3): 217-223

Aim of study (acc. to author)

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 Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.45 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: continuous for 6 h

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration continuous for 6 h
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
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.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 100 W/kg mean determined by power loss - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Microwave radiation at 2450 MHz (SAR 100 W/kg) has no detectable genetic effect on the test system used.

Study character:

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