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ID Number 866
Study Type In Vitro
Model 434 MHz (CW) exposure to whole blood and analysis of hematopoietic cell membrane integrety

Whole human blood was exposed to 434 MHz (CW) for 6 hr at a power density of up to 598 mW/cm2 using a waveguide system. Exposure did elevate the temperature over a range from 17.5 to 32.5 degrees. No significant effects of MW exposure on plasma levels of hemoglobin, sodium or potassium were reported. When whole blood was exposed in a semi-cylindrical container, increased RBC membrane disruption was observed, but the authors indicated that this may have been the result of exposure hot-spots.

Findings No Effects (even at thermal levels)
Status Completed With Publication
Principal Investigator Charing Cross Hospital, London
Funding Agency Private/Instit.
  • Dunscombe, PB et al. Radiat Res., (1983) 96:235-250
  • Comments

    Exposure may have resulted in hot spots influencing the results.