Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Teratologic studies of prenatal exposure of rats to 915 MHz microwave radiation med./bio.

Published in: Radiat Res 1982; 92 (1): 160-171

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To determine if protracted exposure to 915 MHz microwave irradiation at a power density of 10 mW/cm² during rat gestation would cause changes in the growth and development of the rat fetus.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 915 MHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: 6 h/day from day 1 to day 21 of gestation

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 915 MHz
Exposure duration 6 h/day from day 1 to day 21 of gestation
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Chamber 800 cubic feet anechoic chamber with antenna in the ceiling, antenna rotating with 30 rpm, special plastic isolation cages
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 10 mW/cm² - measured - -
SAR 3.57 W/kg average over mass calculated whole body -

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 teratogenic activity was revealed due to chronic exposure of pregnant rats to 915 MHz microwave irradiation at a 10 mW/cm² power density.

Study character:

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