Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Reversible microwave effects on the blood-brain barrier med./bio.

Published in: Brain Res 1981; 230 (1-2): 153-164

Aim of study (acc. to author)

Investigation of effect of low power density microwaves on blood-brain barrier of hamsters.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.45 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: continuous for 2 h

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
  • unspecified
Exposure duration continuous for 2 h
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • not specified
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 100 W/m² unspecified unspecified - -
SAR 2.5 mW/g unspecified calculated unspecified -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Low level microwave exposure resulted in reversible permeability of the blood-brain barrier to horseradish peroxidase. The lesions were not confined to any particular brain region.

Study character:

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