Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Studies on acute in vivo exposure of rats to 2450-MHz microwave radiation. III. Biochemical and hematologic effects. med./bio.

Published in: Radiat Res 1982; 90 (3): 558-563

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the effects of 2450 MHz CW microwave in vivo exposure on hematological and biochemical blood parameters of rats.

Background/further details

After exposure, rats were killed and blood samples were collected.
The investigated blood parameters were: The enzymes beta-glucuronidase, alkaline phosphatase, cholinesterase, and lactic dehydrogenase (for all units/ml). Furthermore protein (mg/ml), sodium, and potassium (mM/liter) were determined. Hematocrit, hemoglobine, and number of red and white blood cells, as well as differential leukocyte counts maintained.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.45 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: continuous for 8 hr

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Type
Charakteristic
Exposure duration continuous for 8 hr
Modulation
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup cages placed inside the anechoic chamber
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 2 mW/cm² - - - -
power density 10 mW/cm² - - - -
SAR 2.2 mW/g average over mass estimated - -
SAR 0.44 mW/g mean estimated - -

Reference articles

  • Abhold RH et al. (1981): Studies on acute in vivo exposure of rats to 2450-MHz microwave radiation. II. Effects on thyroid and adrenal axes hormones.
  • Ortner MJ et al. (1981): Studies on acute in vivo exposure of rats to 2450-MHz microwave radiation.

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

For none of the investigated hematological or biochemical parameters any effect was found.

Study character:

Study funded by

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