Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Microwave irradiation and lipid metabolism in mice. med./bio.

Published in: Radio Sci 1979; 14: 99-101

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate changes of beta-lipoprotein and triglyceride bloodserum levels in mice after microwave irradiation.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.45 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: 60 hrs over a period of three days
Exposure 2: 2.45 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: 60 hrs over a period of three days

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Charakteristic
Exposure duration 60 hrs over a period of three days
Modulation
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Distance between exposed object and exposure source 1.2 m
Setup Mice were held in plexiglass cages and were aligned with the long axis parallel to the electric field vector.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 40 W/m² mean measured - +/- 2 mW/cm²

Exposure 2

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration 60 hrs over a period of three days
Modulation
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup 12 mice were simultaneously exposed in each cavity.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power 2 W - unspecified - -
power density 33 W/m² mean estimated - +/- 2.2 mW/cm²

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

A statistically significant increase of serum triglycerides and beta-lipoproteins was found.

Study character:

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