Genetic Effects of Microwave Exposure on Mammalian Cells In Vitro. Volume 2. Appendix A. Cytogenetics and Growth Kinetics Data, 850 MHz.
Annual rept. 1 Jul 81-30 Sep 82,
TEXAS UNIV HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SAN ANTONIO DEPT OF RADIOLOGY
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This work is a continuation of studies designed to answer the question of whether radiofrequency radiation RFR at lower power levels no greater than 10 mWsq cm, where measurable heating in the exposure system cannot be detected, causes any transient or permanent alteration in series of subtle biochemical processes elicited in the DNA of mammalian cells. The specific processes being studied are the effects of RFR on repair synthesis in normal human fibroblasts after ultraviolet light damage of the DNA and the possible induction by RFR of sister chromatid exchanges or chromosome aberrations in Chinese Hamster Ovary cells. Additional information obtained in the latter studies includes any effects on cell viability by cloning efficiency or on cell growth increase in cell number.