Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Reversibility of microwave-induced blood-brain-barrier permeability med./bio.

Published in: Radio Sci 1979; 14 (6) Suppl: 323-327

Aim of study (acc. to author)

The pilot investigation was performed to explore the degree of reversibility of the microwave-induced increases in brain-capillary permeability. In addition, effects of microwaves on the blood-ocular barrier were examined.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.8 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: continuous for 2 h

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.8 GHz
  • guided field
Exposure duration continuous for 2 h
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Distance between exposed object and exposure source 0.8 m
Setup The head of the animal was facing the antenna
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 100 W/m² unspecified measured - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Reversible increase of permeability of blood-brain barrier to horseradish peroxidase (HRP) after microwave irradiation; preliminary results obtained in two hamsters indicate that the blood-ocular barrier was similarly affected.

Study character:

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