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To study the effect of electromagnetic field exposure on the Purkinje cell number in the cerebellum of adult female rats.
Animals were divided into three groups: control group (n=5), sham exposure group (n=6), and exposure group (n=6).
|ばく露時間||continuous for 1h/day for 28 days|
|ばく露装置の詳細||rats placed in round plastic tube cages perpendicular to the antenna with a distance of 1 cm between them, the heads positioned in the direction of the antenna; positions of the rats changed daily|
|Sham exposure||A sham exposure was conducted.|
The data showed that the total number of Purkinje cells in the cerebellum of the exposed rats was significantly lower than those of the control group and sham exposure group. There was no significant difference between the rats' body and brain weights in the three groups.
The authors suggest that long-term exposure to 900 MHz electromagnetic fields leads to decreases of Purkinje cell numbers in the female rat cerebellum.