To investigate possibel acute and chronic effects of 27.12 MHz radio frequency exposure in vivo on rabbit kidney by morphological and immunohistological techniques.
Fourteen rabbits were exposed while four unexposed animals served as control. Each half of the animals were examined direct after or five month after exposure, respectively.
Exposure duration: 3 weeks; 5 consecutive days per week; 10 min the first day; 15 min the second day; 20 min the third, fourth and fitfth day
|Exposure duration||3 weeks; 5 consecutive days per week; 10 min the first day; 15 min the second day; 20 min the third, fourth and fitfth day|
|electric field strength||1,100 V/m||maximum||measured||-||empty cage: 800 - 1100 V/m|
|magnetic field strength||3 A/m||maximum||measured||-||empty cage: 1.5 - 3 A/m|
Immediately after exposure, focal tubular necrosis and focal and segmental glomerular sclerosis were observed at the rabbit kidneys and evolved into a membranous nephropathy in a few month. The mechanism by which the applied exposure conditions induced these changes is not clear.