Cytogenetic studies in mammalian somatic cells exposed to electromagnetic fields: A meta-analysis

Vijayalaxmi, Thomas J. Prihoda

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Abstract

Several researchers have examined the extent of genetic damage in mammalian somatic cells exposed in vitro and/or in vivo exposure of extremely low frequency (ELF) and radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields. A meta-analysis of all data reported for chromosomal aberrations in human and animal cells during the last several years (19902007 for ELF and 19902005 for RF) was conducted to obtain a quantitative estimate (with 95% confidence interval) of chromosomal aberrations in ELF/RF-exposed cells and compared with that in control cells. The influence of three specific variables was considered in the meta-analysis: (i) frequency, (ii) flux density (for ELF) and specific absorption rate (for RF), and (iii) exposures as continuous wave, pulsed wave and occupationally-exposed individuals. The overall data indicated that (a) the difference between ELF/RF-exposed and control cells was very small, (b) multiple regression and heterogeneity tests indicated that the factors which were not considered in this meta-analysis had an influence on the difference between ELF/RF-exposed and control cells and (c) the mean indices for chromosomal aberrations in all cells were within the spontaneous levels reported in a historical database.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Innovative Wireless Power Transmission
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies, Systems, and Applications, IMWS-IWPT 2011 - Proceedings
Pages7-10
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 1st IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Innovative Wireless Power Transmission: Technologies, Systems, and Applications, IMWS-IWPT 2011 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: May 12 2011May 13 2011

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Innovative Wireless Power Transmission: Technologies, Systems, and Applications, IMWS-IWPT 2011 - Proceedings

Other

Other2011 1st IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Innovative Wireless Power Transmission: Technologies, Systems, and Applications, IMWS-IWPT 2011
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period5/12/115/13/11

Keywords

  • Chromosomal aberrations
  • electromagnetic fields
  • genetic damage
  • meta-analysis
  • quantitative review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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