EMF Health-effects Research
Effects of pulsed microwave radiation pre-and postnatally on the developing brain in mice.
Chiang H, Yao GD
J Bioelectricity 6:197-204, 1987
This was the second part of an experiment performed to observe the bioeffects of pulse microwave radiation on developing mice, especially on developing brains. In this experiment, pregnant mice were irradiated or sham-irradiated throughout the pregnancy.
From day 3 to day 20 after birth, half of the offspring delivered by irradiated mice continued to be irradiated. These were identify as the RR group. The remainders were sham irradiated and called the RC group.
The same procedure was followed for the offspring delivered by sham irradiated mice, and those groups were identified as CR and CC, respectively. The PW source was the same as used before. (See details)
The results of behavior tests showed that no significant difference in the mean days when they achieved the criterion for surface righting, auditory startle and eye opening was observed between any two groups.
There was also no significant difference in the mean hanging time per trial between groups. The number of exploration activity in the RR group was reduced than other groups in the spontaneous activity test.
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This is a combined study with ch123073.html
Further information and tables of results of this research can be found in the paper by Professor Chiang