Study type: Medical/biological study (observational study)

Assessment of radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation by the micronucleus test in bovine peripheral erythrocytes. med./bio.

Published in: Sci Total Environ 1996; 180 (1): 81-85

Aim of study (acc. to author)

Micronucleus assay was used to study chromosome damage in peripheral blood erythrocytes of cows living in Skrunda RLS radiation zone. Cows were used for testing, since they live in uniform conditions and are exposed to the same type of irradiation as humans in the region.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 154–162 MHz
Exposure duration: continuous
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General information

no details available.

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 154–162 MHz
Type
Waveform
Exposure duration continuous
Modulation
Modulation type unspecified
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Additional info Blood samples were obtained from cows exposed to electromagnetic radiation in a farm close to and in front of the radio station, as well as in control areas where all the factors were same except electromagnetic radiation.
Parameters

No parameters are specified for this exposure.

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Statistically significant differences were found in the frequency distribution of micronucleated erythrocytes between the control and exposed groups.

Study character:

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