Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Carcinogenicity test in B6C3F1 mice after parental and prenatal exposure to 50 Hz magnetic fields med./bio.

Published in: Bioelectromagnetics 2002; 23 (3): 206-213

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate a possible association of parental/prenatal magnetic field exposure with carcinogenesis in offspring mice.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 50 Hz
Exposure duration: (females) 2 and (males) 9 weeks

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 50 Hz
Exposure duration (females) 2 and (males) 9 weeks
Additional info horizontally polarized
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 500 µT effective value measured - -
magnetic flux density 5 mT effective value measured - -

Reference articles

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

No significant difference was detected in incidence of tumors in offspring of parents exposed to 50 Hz, 0.5 mT or 5.0 mT magnetic fields, compared with these from sham exposed parents.

Study character:

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