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ID Number 2007
Study Type In Vivo
Model 50 Hz exposure to Djungarian hamsters, rats, and other vertebrates and analysis of melatonin production
Details

50 Hz ELF exposure to Djungarian hamsters, rats, and brook trout at levels between 1 and 450 microT and exposure duration ranging from 50-100 days. The authors report increased serum melatonin and testicular cell numbers, and decreased body weight but no dramatic effect on tumorigenesis. They suggest weak magnetic fields may affect reproductive and physiological function.

Findings Effects
Status Completed With Publication
Principal Investigator International University Bremen, Germany - a.lerchl@iu-bremen.de
Funding Agency Private/Instit.
Country GERMANY
References
  • Lerchl, A et al. Neurosci Lett., (1998) 256:171-173
  • Niehaus, M et al. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, (1997) 234:707-711
  • Loscher, W et al. Radiation Research, (1998) 150:557-567
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