Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effect of nonionizing radiation on the Purkinje cells of the uvula in squirrel monkey cerebellum med./bio.

Published in: Bioelectromagnetics 1981; 2 (3): 241-246

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the effect of 2450 MHz (CW) microwave exposure on the density of Purkinje cells in the cerebellar uvula of the squirrel monkey. Exposure began when pregnancy of monkeys was determined (on the thirty-fifth day of gestation) and continued through of offspring's first 9.5 months.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.45 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: 3 h/day from the thirty-fifth day of gestation + 9.5 months after birth

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration 3 h/day from the thirty-fifth day of gestation + 9.5 months after birth
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • cavity cage module
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 3.4 mW/g - - whole body -
power density 10 mW/cm² - - - -

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Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

There was no significant difference between control and exposed animals in the number of Purkinje cells per mm of Purkinje cell line, as well as in the density of Purkinje cells in the Purkinje cell layer. The average body mass of the monkeys, and the average mass and volume of their brains, were approximately the same among control and experimental animals.

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