Effects of Low Intensity Microwave Radiation on Mammalian Serum Proteins.
Annual summary rept. no. 1,
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIV RICHMOND DEPT OF BIOPHYSICS
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The effect of 2.45 GHz continuous wave and pulsed wave radiation on serum proteins, blood chemistry and tissue pathology have been investigated during the past year. Changes in serum proteins were detected by the use of acrylamide gel electrophoresis which appear to be related to microwave exposure. Microwave irradiation at an intensity of 25 mWsq cm for two hours resulted in significant increases in blood urea nitrogen BUN, glucose, uric acid, cholesterol, and serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase. A dose response relationship was found for the effect of 2.45 GHz microwave exposure on pentobarbital-induced sleeping times in the Dutch rabbit and the maximally effective intensity was 15 mWsq cm, which produced an 80 reduction in sleeping times. Tissue pathology and histopathology of rabbits irradiated at 25 mWsq cm suggested that the primary effect of such exposure was nephrosis. Modified author abstract