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ID Number 879
Study Type In Vivo
Model 2.45, 3, 9.4 GHz (CW, PW) exposure to rats and analysis of behavior and neuropathology
Details

White Charles-River rats were exposed to 3 GHz (PW-1 usec pulse width, between 500-600 pulses per second) for 10 days at an average power density of 5 mW/cm2. In rats exposed to MW at 525 pulses per second resulted in occipital EEG recordings that are synchronized with the pulse frequency of the exposure. The authors suggest a synchronization of cortical neurons with the MW pulse. In another study looking at effects on behavior, rats were exposed to 2450 MHz (CW), 9.4 GHz (PW-0.15 microsecond pulses, 2000 Hz) or 9.4 GHz (PW-0.5 microsecond pulses, 1000 Hz) for 2 weeks at an average power density between 0.7 – 5.0 mW/cm2. Exposure resulted in sustained locomotor, emotivity, watchfulness, and exploratory activity vs control animals. The effects of 2450 MHz (CW) and 9.4 GHz (PW-0.5 microsecond pulsed) MW were more effective than the 9.4 GHz (0.15 microsecond pulsed) MWs.

Findings Effects
Status Completed With Publication
Principal Investigator Hopital d'Instruction des Armees, France
Funding Agency Ministry of Defense, France
Country FRANCE
References
  • Servantie, B et al. J Microw Power, (1976) 11:145-146
  • Servantie, B et al. Ann N Y Acad Sci, (1975) 247:82-86
  • Gillard, J et al. BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES. U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. C.C. Johnson and M.L. Shore, Editors., (1976) 1:175-186
  • Servantie, B et al. EFFECTS AND HEALTH HAZARDS OF MICROWAVE RADIATION [BOOK], (1974) :36-45
  • Comments

    The possible RF interaction with the brain recording equipment was not addressed and would serve as a possible confounder

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