Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Chromosomal aberrations of living cells induced by microwave radiation. med./bio.

Published in: Environ Lett 1974; 6 (1): 37-46
Journal partially peer-reviewed/peer-review process unclear

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study chromosomal aberrations in animal and human cells induced by microwave radiation.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration: 1.,5 min
Exposure 2: 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration: 8, 10 or19 min
Exposure 3: 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration: 4, 5, 7or 10 min
Exposure 4: 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration: 20 min
Exposure 5: 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration: 4.5 or 10 min
Exposure 6: 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 or 10 min

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Type
Exposure duration 1.,5 min
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 0.5 mW/cm² - - - -

Exposure 2

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Type
Exposure duration 8, 10 or19 min
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • same setup as exposure 1
  • open ended waveguid
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 20 mW/cm² - - - -

Exposure 3

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Type
Exposure duration 4, 5, 7or 10 min
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 50 mW/cm² - - - -

Exposure 4

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Type
Exposure duration 20 min
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 70 mW/cm² - - - -

Exposure 5

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Type
Exposure duration 4.5 or 10 min
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 80 mW/cm² - - - -

Exposure 6

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Type
Exposure duration 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 or 10 min
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 85 mW/cm² - - - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The results indicate that a S-band microwave of moderate intensity has an effect on the chromosomes of the cells investigated. Comparing the two cell lines, it appears that the extent of the chromosomal damage due to radiation to the human cells is somewhat less severe than that to the animal cells. It also appears that the effect is non-thermal in its nature.

Study character:

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