EMF Health-effects Research

954 MHz microwaves enhance the mutagenic properties of mitomycin C

Maes A, Collier M, Slaets D, Verschaeve L,

Environ Mol Mutagen 28(1):26-30, 1996

This paper focuses on the combined effects of microwaves from mobile communication frequencies and a chemical DNA damaging agent mitomycin C (MMC). The investigation was performed in vitro by exposing whole blood samples to a 954 MHz emitting antenna from a GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) base station, followed by lymphocyte cultivation in the presence of MMC.

A highly reproducible synergistic effect was observed as based on the frequencies of sister chromatid exchanges in metaphase figures.

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