Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effects of 2.6-4.0 GHz microwave radiation on E-Coli B med./bio.

Published in: J Microw Power 1977; 12 (2): 141-144

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the effects of microwave exposure on colony forming ability and molecular structure of Escherichia coli.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.6–4 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: 10-12 h

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.6–4 GHz
  • guided field
Exposure duration 10-12 h
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup One millimeter volume of cell suspension was placed into a 3 cm square quartz dish mounted transverse in the center of 3 x 1 inch waveguide.
Additional info Control samples were maintained similar to exposed ones.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 20 mW/g unspecified unspecified unspecified -
power density 100 W/m² unspecified unspecified - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Neither on molecular structure nor in colony forming ability any effects were observed.

Study character:

Study funded by

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