Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

DNA damage induced in brain cells of CBA mice exposed to magnetic fields. med./bio.

Published in: In Vivo (USA) 1999; 13 (6): 551-552
Journal partially peer-reviewed/unclear

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study whether magnetic field exposure may induce DNA damage in brain cells from mice.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 50 Hz
Exposure duration: continuous for 2 h, 5 days or 14 days

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 50 Hz
Exposure duration continuous for 2 h, 5 days or 14 days
Additional info magnetic field field applied in horizontal direction
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup Animals were housed (10 cages) in the region where the magnetic field uniformity was better than ± 10%.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 0.5 mT unspecified calibration - -

Reference articles

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

No differences were found in the mice exposed to magnetic fields for two hours or five days compared with controls. However, in the exposed group for 14 days, a significantly extended cell DNA migration was revealed.
These data together with results from previous studies (see "related articles") indicate that magnetic fields may have genotoxic effects in brain cells.

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