EMF Health-effects Research

The effects of 3000 MHz microwave irradiation on electroencephalic energy and energy metabolism in mouse brains

Pu JS, Chen J, Yang YH, Bai YQ

Electro-and Magnetobiology 16:243-247, 1997

Pu et al reported the pulsed microwave effects on adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the mouse brain and SDH in hypothalamus and hippocampus.

Mice were exposed to 3000 MHz PW 1h daily for 7 days, with long axes parallel to the magnetic field in an anechoic chamber. The average power density was 5mW/cm2, and the estimated SAR was about 2W/kg. There was no significant core temperature rise in the mice after exposure. After the last irradiation, mice were euthanized and the whole brain were frozen. Half of each brain were measured for SDH, and the other half for ATP.

The results showed that the ATP in the brains and SDH in the hippocampus and hypothalamus in the irradiation group were significantly decreased as compared to the control. And the authors suggested that the decrease in SDH causes the decrease in ATP.

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Further information and tables of results of this research can be found in the paper by Professor Chiang

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