Accession Number : ADA183863

Title :   Long-Term Bioeffects of 435-MHz Radiofrequency Radiation on Selected Blood-Borne Endpoints in Cannulated Rats. Volume 3. Plasma Prolactin.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 84-Feb 86,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH INST ATLANTA

Personal Author(s) : Popovic,Vojin P ; Toler,James C ; Bonasera,Stephen J ; Popovic,Pava P ; Honeycutt,Clegg B

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Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : Two hundred adult male white rats (Sprague-Dawley, CAMM Labs) with chronically implanted aortic cannulas were randomly divided into two groups. Animals in the first group were exposed to low-level (1.0mW/cm2) pulsed-wave 435-MHz radiofrequency radiation for approximately 22 h daily, 7 days a week, for 6 months. Animals in the second group were maintained under identical conditions but were not radiated. The chronic cannulas were used to draw 0.3 mL of aortic blood from the unrestrained, unanesthetized rats on a cyclic schedule. Plasma prolactin concentrations were determined by radioimmunoassays. Statistical analysis of the results showed no significant difference in plasma prolactin concentration between exposed and sham-exposed animals. Exposure to this low-level radiofrequency environment did not induce stresses that resulted in alteration of plasma prolactin concentrations. Keywords: Microwave bioeffects; Prolactin.

Descriptors :   *MICROWAVES, *PROLACTIN, *RADIATION EFFECTS, SCHEDULING, BIOLOGY, RATS, AORTA, BLOOD, LOW LEVEL, RADIOFREQUENCY, PROLACTIN, RADIOIMMUNOASSAY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, LABORATORY ANIMALS, BLOOD PLASMA, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE