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Main Title Reduced Weight in Mice Offspring After In Utero Exposure to 2450-MHz (CW) Microwaves.
Author Berman, Ezra ; Carter, Hershell B. ; House, Dennis ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/J-82-183;
Stock Number PB83-149310
Additional Subjects Microwaves ; Radiation effects ; Embryos ; Exposure ; Mice ; Body weight ; Laboratory animals ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-149310 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 9p
Time-bred CD-1 mice (100) were sham-irradiated or irradiated with 2450-MHz (CW) microwaves at 28 mW/sq. cm. for 100 minutes daily from the 6th through 17th day of gestation. The offspring were examined either as fetuses after hysterotomy on the 18th day of gestation or as naturally born neonates on the 1st and 7th day of age. Fetuses of half of the dams were examined on the 18th day of gestation. The incidence of pregnancy and the numbers of live, dead, resorbed, and total fetuses were similar in both groups. The mean weight was significantly lower in live microwave-irradiated fetuses, and ossification of sternal centers was significantly delayed. In the offspring that were born naturally, the mean weight of microwave-irradiated 7-day-old suckling mice was significantly lower (10%) than that of the sham-irradiated group.