Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effects of microwave irradiation on human blood platelets. med./bio.

Published in: IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 1981; 28 (9): 661-664

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the effects of 2450 MHZ CW microwave exposure on human blood platelets in vitro.

Background/further details

Before exposure the obtained platelets were labeled by incubation with 14C-serotonine to examine the platelets release reaction.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration: continuous for 2 h

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration continuous for 2 h
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup test tube containing platelet suspension was inserted into a hole with a diameter of 1.2 cm, located in the center of a styrofoam block which was inserted into the waveguide
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 40 mW/cm² - calculated - -

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The results on platelet lysis and membrane permeability revealed no significant changes. Whereas the results on serotonin release indicate an stimulating effect of irradiation on the platelet release reaction, but these findings were considered to be only thermal effects.

Study character:

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