Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Morphological changes in skin nerves caused by electromagnetic radiation of the millimeter range. med./bio.

Published in: Crit Rev Biomed Eng 2000; 28 (3-4): 641-658

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the responses of peripheral nerves to extremely high frequency irradiation at heat intensities.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 42 GHz
Exposure duration: 15 min

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 42 GHz
Type
Charakteristic
  • guided field
Exposure duration 15 min
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Distance between exposed object and exposure source 0.002 m
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 500 W/m² unspecified measured - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The results evidence the destructive effect of millimeter wavelength irradiation that manifests itself at the subcellular level as the formation of pathological structures in mitochondria axons and neurilemma, and degradation of axons.

Study character:

Study funded by

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