Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Cytological effects of 2450 MHz CW microwave radiation med./bio.

Published in: J Bioeng 1977; 1 (3): 471-478
Journal partially peer-reviewed/peer-review process unclear

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the effects of microwave exposure on cell viability and growth of human fibroblasts and lymphoblasts in vitro.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.45 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: continuous for 15 min
  • SAR: 2,000 mW/g maximum (0 - 2000 mW/g)
  • power density: 500 mW/cm² maximum (10 - 500 mW/cm²)

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration continuous for 15 min
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Chamber constant temperature exposur chamber
Setup waveguide with a glass miropipette sample holder.
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 2,000 mW/g maximum calculated - 0 - 2000 mW/g
power density 500 mW/cm² maximum measured and calculated - 10 - 500 mW/cm²

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Under the used exposure conditions microwaves did not appear to have any effects on human fibroblasts and lymphoblasts in vitro in the absence of measurable temperature changes.

Study character:

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