Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Biologic effects of microwave exposure. II. Studies on the mechanisms controlling susceptibility to microwave-induced increases in complement receptor-positive spleen cells. med./bio.

Published in: Bioelectromagnetics 1980; 1 (4): 405-414

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the effects of microwave exposure on the increase of murine complement receptor positiv spleen cells (CR+).



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.45 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: continuous for 30 min
  • SAR: 9.3 mW/g minimum (9.3 mW/g - 19.1 mW/g)
  • SAR: 19.1 mW/g maximum

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration continuous for 30 min
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Chamber mice in polystyrene holder
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 9.3 mW/g minimum calculated - 9.3 mW/g - 19.1 mW/g
SAR 19.1 mW/g maximum calculated - -

Reference articles

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
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Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Microwave exposure was capable to induce the maturation of CR- to CR+ murine spleen cells in vivo. The alterations in the immune system induced by microwave exposure seem to be under genetic control. But the nature of this genetic regulation remains unknown.

Study character:

Study funded by