2.45 GHz electromagnetic field induces a stress response in the rat hematopoietic system. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Blood-forming system in rats after whole-body microwave exposure; reference to the lymphocytes.
Toxicol Lett. 2004 Dec 1 ;154(1-2):125-32. PMID: 15475186
The influence of 2.45 GHz microwave (RF/MW) irradiation on blood-forming cells after whole-body irradiation of rats was investigated. The exposures were conducted with a field power density of 5-10 mW/cm2, and whole-body average specific absorption rate (SAR) of 1-2 W/kg. Four experimental subgroups were created and irradiated 2, 8, 15 or 30 days, for 2 h a day, 7 days a week. Concurrent sham-exposed rats were also included in the study. The cell response was assessed by number and type of the bone marrow nuclear cells and peripheral blood white cells using standard laboratory methods. Significant decrease in lymphoblast count was obtained at 15 and 30th experimental day (P<0.05), whereas other examined parameters did not significantly differed in comparison to the sham-exposed controls. The findings point out at stress response in blood-forming system in rats after selected microwave exposure, which could be considered rather as sign of adaptation than malfunction.