Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Glucose consume and growth of E. coli under electromagnetic field. med./bio.

Published in: Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 2003; 45 (2): 65-67

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the effects of a 5 G/60 Hz electromagnetic field exposure on growth and glucose consumption of the bacteria Escherichia coli.

Background/further details

Cultures of E. coli were MF exposed/sham exposed for 8 hours. Photometrical measurement was made before and after exposure/sham exposure to evaluate bacterial growth. An enzymatic glucose assay was carried out after exposure/sham exposure.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 60 Hz
Exposure duration: continuous for 8 h

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 60 Hz
Exposure duration continuous for 8 h
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup Tubes containing E.coli colonies were placed in the coil
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 500 µT unspecified unspecified - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

A significantly increased glucose consumption as well as an increased growth rate were found in exposed cultures.

Study character:

Study funded by

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