|Exposure duration||20 min|
|Additional info||Reference Article: Lloyd DC, Saunders RD, Finnon P, Kowalczuk CI (1984): No clastogenetic effect from in vitro microwave irradiation of G0 human lymphocytes. Int. J Radiant Biol 46: 135-141.|
|Setup||Two replicates of 2 ml aliquots were irradiated in waveguide during which the temperature rose from 37°C to 40°C in 5 min and remained constant for the remaining period.|
|Additional info||Control tubes were kept at 37°C in water bath. Details of exposure set-up and method of dosimetry are described in the reference article.|
The authors have been unable to demonstrate a positive clastogenic effect at hyperthermic temperatures for 20 min of microwave irradiation even at SAR above the proposed average whole-body limit of 0.4 W/kg for occupational exposure to persons in the UK.