Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Postnatal functional analysis of prenatal exposure of rats to 915 MHz microwave radiation med./bio.

Published in: J Am Coll Toxicol 1982; 1 (3): 73-90

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study if chronic prenatal exposure to 10 mW/cm² 915 MHz microwave irradiation can cause changes in postnatal and adult neurological and neurobehavioral development.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 915 MHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: repeated daily exposure, 6 h/day from day 1 to 21 of gestation

General information

Pregnant rats (n=30) were randomly assigned to one of the two baseline control groups (n=5, home cage; or n=10, anechoic chamber isolation cage), concurrent control group (n=4) or experimental group (n=11)

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 915 MHz
Exposure duration repeated daily exposure, 6 h/day from day 1 to 21 of gestation
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 10 mW/cm² - - - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

No significant morphologic or neurobehavioral changes were revealed due to chronic prenatal exposure to 915 MHz microwaves at a continuous wave power density level of 10 mW/cm².

Study character:

Study funded by

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