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Effects of 27 MHz Radiation on Somatic and Germ Cells.

Authors
Cleary-SF
Source
Department of Physiology, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University 1991 Jan:8 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00201860
Abstract
A study was made of the dose dependence of effects of 27 and 2450 megahertz (MHz) continuous wave (CW) and pulse modulated (PM) radiation exposure of normal resting peripheral human lymphocytes, human glioma (LN71), HeLa, and Chinese-hamster-ovary (CHO) cells. Direct radiation effects on mouse germ cells were also investigated. Effects of high frequency electromagnetic radiation (EMR) on lymphocyte and glioma mitogenesis and the CHO cell cycle in-vitro provide evidence of direct dose or dose rate dependent alteration of a highly physiologically significant cellular endpoint. Although in- vitro data cannot be extrapolated directly to in-vivo responses, the experimental conditions of these in-vitro studies suggest that qualitatively similar effects may be induced by in-vivo exposure to electromagnetic fields of these frequencies. The author concludes that physiologically significant cellular alterations are induced by 27 and 2450MHz CW and PM radiation exposure under conditions that do not involve heating. The author suggests that the adequacy of radiofrequency occupational exposure guidelines that suggest that health effects are attributable to radiation induced tissue heating must be questioned.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Reproductive-system-disorders; Radiation-exposure; Reproductive-hazards; Radiation-effects; Electromagnetic-fields; Nonionizing-radiation; Mammalian-cells; In-vitro-studies; Cell-function;
Contact
Physiology and Biophysics Medical College of Virginia Box 694, Mcv Station Richmond, VA 23298
Publication Date
19910118
Document Type
Final Grant Report;
Funding Amount
913524.00
Funding Type
Grant;
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
PB92-124007
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-02148
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Fertility and Pregnancy Abnormalities; Disease and Injury; Reproductive-system-disorders;
Source Name
Department of Physiology, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University
State
VA;
Performing Organization
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
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