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To assess whether radio waves used for transmissional purposes are a mutagenic hazard, an experiment was designed in which Drosophila were chronically exposed to radio waves.
A mating scheme was utilized in which the X chromosome to be treated is passed only from mother to daughter, and thus this X chromosome could accumulate lethals that would otherwise be fatal in the male.
ばく露時間: 32 weeks, 134 h/week (4020h in total )
|ばく露時間||32 weeks, 134 h/week (4020h in total )|
|Distance between exposed object and exposure source||45 m|
|ばく露装置の詳細||Strains were placed in a radio transmitter building, which was 45 m from the base of a 300 ft antenna tower.|
|Additional information||Control strains were kept in the Drosophila laboratory.|
|電界強度||3 mV/cm||unspecified||測定値||-||at the site where the flies were kept.|
There was no significant difference in the percentage of lethals between the stock exposed 4020 hours of non-thermal FM radio waves and the controls.