Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Extremely high frequency electromagnetic fields at low power density do not affect the division of exponential phase Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells. med./bio.

Published in: Bioelectromagnetics 1997; 18 (2): 142-155

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the cell division rate of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae exposed to electromagnetic fields.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 40–45 GHz
Exposure duration: continuous for 5.5 h

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 40–45 GHz
Exposure duration continuous for 5.5 h
Additional info in 2 MHz increments
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Distance between exposed object and exposure source 12.6 mm
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 1.33 W/kg maximum calculated - 0.8 - 1.33 W/kg at 50µW/cm²
power density 50 µW/cm² maximum - - -
power density 0.5 µW/cm² minimum - - -

Reference articles

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The results showed no consistently significant differences between exposed and unexposed yeast cells.

Study character:

Study funded by

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