Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effect of 2450 MHz microwave radiation on concanavalin A or ionophore-induced histamine release from rat peritoneal mast cells. med./bio.

Published in: Int J Radiat Biol Relat Stud Phys Chem Med 1981; 39 (6): 671-675

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the effects of microwave irradiation on the histamine release from rat peritoneal mast cells by using concanavalin A or the calcium-ionophore A23187.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.45 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: 10 min prior to drug addition + 15 min afterwards

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration 10 min prior to drug addition + 15 min afterwards
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup waveguide in TE10 mode, waterfilled, sample tubes positioned inside the waveguide
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 41 mW/g - measured - -
SAR 8 mW/g - measured - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Microwave irradiation had no effect on spontaneous histamine release, cell viability, or morphological appearance of the cells. Concanavalin A or calcium-ionophore induced histamine release was not affected by microwave irradiation.

Study character:

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