Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Examination of the Effect of a 50-Hz Electromagnetic Field at 500 μT on Parameters Related With the Cardiovascular System in Rats. med./bio.

Published in: Front Public Health 2020; 8: 87

Aim of study (acc. to author)

The effects of exposure of rats to a 50 Hz magnetic field on the cardiovascular system should be investigated.

Background/further details

Male rats were divided into an exposure group (n=24) and a sham exposure group (n=24). Blood pressure and heart rate were measured every 4 weeks, alle other parameters were measured once after exposure.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 50 Hz
Exposure duration: 24 weeks (20 hours/day)

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 50 Hz
Exposure duration 24 weeks (20 hours/day)
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • not specified
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 500 µT - - - -

Reference articles

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

There were no significant differences between the exposure group and the sham exposure group in any parameter.
The authors conclude that no effects of exposure of rats to a 50 Hz magnetic field on the cardiovascular system were found.

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