Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Exposure of bacteria to 2450 MHz microwave radiation med./bio.

Published in: J Microw Power 1973; 8 (3): 227-233

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the effects of a 2.45 GHz microwave exposure on the growth rate of Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.45 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: continuous for 12 h

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration continuous for 12 h
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • not specified
Chamber Incubator maintained at 37°C.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 600 W/m² maximum measured - -
power density 410 W/m² minimum calculated - 259 mW/cm², 450 mW/cm²; absorbed dose

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

These experimental results indicate that low level microwave radiation at a frequence of 2.45 GHz does not interfere with the growth of E. coli or P. aeruginosa

Study character:

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