Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Changes in the peripheral blood of the rat exposed to microwave radiation (2400 MHz) in conditions of chronic exposure med./bio.

Published in: Aerosp Med 1973; 44: 1051-1054

Aim of study (acc. to author)

Possible changes of blood parameters, eye changes, and survival time under hypoxic conditions in rats should be investigated after 2400 MHz microwave exposure.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.4 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: 20 min singular or 2 h/day for 10, 20 and 30 days.

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.4 GHz
Type
Waveform
Exposure duration 20 min singular or 2 h/day for 10, 20 and 30 days.
Modulation
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Chamber cages made of Plexiglass and wood.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power 200 W - cf. remarks - output of the generator
power density 500 W/m² - cf. remarks - for 20 min
power density 100 W/m² - cf. remarks - 2 h/day for 10, 20 and 30 days.

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

An increase of body temperature was found for exposure at 50 mW/cm2. At an exposure at 10 mW/cm2 only a slight increase of body temperature, hematocrit and hemoglobin was recorded for the first 20 min of exposure followed by a stagnation for the rest of exposure time. No changes were found in body weight, eye or survival time under hypoxic conditions.

Study character:

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