||Circulating Antibody Response of Mice Exposed to 9-GHz Pulsed Microwave Radiation.
Liddle, C. G. ;
Putnam, J. P. ;
Lewter, O. H. ;
West, M. ;
Morrow, G. ;
||Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Experimental Biology Div.
Radiation effects ;
Laboratory animals ;
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Female CD-1 mice immunized against the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae type III were exposed to 9-GHz pulsed microwaves (pulse repetition rate 970-1.000, pulse width 1.0 micro seconds, peak power 1 W/cm2) at an average incident power density of 1 mW/sq.cm. (calculated SAR = 0.47 W/kg) for 2 h per day for 5 days. Circulating antibody titers for the microwave-exposed animals were not significantly different from those of the sham-irradiated animals, and there were no differences in any of the hematological parameters analyzed, indicating that 9-GHz pulsed microwaves at 1 mW/sq.cm. do not alter the immune response of mice immunized against S pneumoniae.