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ID Number 800
Study Type Epidemiology
Model Occupational radio relay station exposure to workers and analysis of chromosome abnormalities in lymphocytes

Workers occupationally exposed to RF from radio relay stations a field strengths of < 10mW/cm2 were examined for micronuclei and chromosome aberrations in peripheral blood lymphocytes. The values were compared with those found in medical staff occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation. Although the total number of chromosomal aberrations in both groups was significantly higher than in unexposed controls, a dose response correlation was reported only for medical staff exposed to ionizing radiation for > 6 yrs.

Findings Effects
Status Completed With Publication
Principal Investigator University of Rijeka, Croatia -
Funding Agency Private/Instit.
Country CROATIA (local name: Hrvatska)
  • Lalic, H et al. Acta Medica Okayama, (2001) 55:117-127
  • Comments

    The lack of a dose response correlation as well as the lack of good exposure characterization and low level exposures makes the data questionable.