Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Reversible irritative effect of acute 2.45GHz microwave exposure on rabbit eyes--a preliminary evaluation. med./bio.

Published in: J Toxicol Sci 1998; 23 (3): 197-203

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To determine if there is a hazardous effect of low-power density microwaves at 2.45 GHz on the eye of a rabbit under lengthy exposure without anesthesia, with the contralateral eye as a control.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.45 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: 160 min to 240 min
  • SAR: 26.5 mW/g unspecified (unspecified)
  • power: 20 W unspecified

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration 160 min to 240 min
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • monopole
Distance between exposed object and exposure source 0.005 m
Setup Rabbit was placed in an acrylic box with its head outside.
Additional info The right eyeball was irradiated where as the left one served as control.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 26.5 mW/g unspecified calculated unspecified -
power 20 W 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)

Ophthalmologic signs observed were transient and the rabbits had recovered to normal one week after irradiation. Hazardous effects of microwave irradiation on the rabbit eye were clearly demonstrated by the lesion score.

Study character:

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