Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effect of 2450 MHz microwave radiation on hematopoiesis of pregnant mice med./bio.

Published in: Radiat Res 1984; 100 (2): 412-417

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the effects of 2450 MHz microwave radiation on haematopoiesis of pregnant mice.

Background/further details

The animals were exposed during day 1-6 (gastrulation) or 6-15 (embryonic organogenesis) of pregnancy. Sample collection was accomlished on day 18.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.45 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: 8 h/day (with 1h break) on days 1-6 or 6-15 of pregnancy

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration 8 h/day (with 1h break) on days 1-6 or 6-15 of pregnancy
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 30 mW/cm² average over time - - -
SAR 22 mW/g - measured whole body -

Reference articles

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

For both periodes of exposure no effect on total or differential leukocyte counts were observed. Furthermore no effects in either erythroid or myeloid mitotic indices of bone marow samples were found.

Study character:

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