Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Genetic and cellular effects of microwave radiations /
Author Dutta, S. K.
CORP Author Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Dept. of Botany.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Experimental Biology Div.
Publisher Health Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA 600/1-80/027; EPA-R-803561
Stock Number PB80-202419
OCLC Number 07602996
Subjects Microwaves--adverse effects.
Additional Subjects Radiation effects ; Microwaves ; Saccharomyces cerevisiae ; Genetics ; Cells(Biology) ; Exposure ; Salmonella typimurium ; Escherichia coli ; Lethal dosage ; Temperature ; Mutagenesis
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-80-027 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/02/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-1-80-027 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/28/2014
EKAM  EPA 600/1-80-027 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 10/25/1996
NTIS  PB80-202419 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation ix, 32 pages ; 28 cm.
This research program was initiated with the overall objective of determining genetic and cellular effects from exposure of unicellular organisms to selected frequencies of CW and pulsed microwave radiation which is prevalent in the biosphere. Several tester strains of the bacterium Salmonella typimurium, TA-98, TA-100, TA-1535 and TA-1538; the bacterium Escherichia coli, W3110 (pol A) and p3438 (pol A-, repair deficient); and the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, D3, D4 and D5 were tested for lethal and mutagenic events. Effects of known elevated temperatures were studied to distinguish microwave induced temperature effects from the direct temperature effects. Three kinds of microwave exposure systems were used in these studies: (1) farfield antenna (for 2.45 GHz and 8.5 - 9.5 GHz), (2) waveguide (for 8-10 GHz) and (3) TEM (transverse electric and magnetic mode) transmission lines for 915 MHz radiation. The SAR (specific absorption rate) for various exposures ranged from 0.1 W/kg to 40 W/kg. Pulse repetition rates were 400 Hz and 1000 Hz for pulsed microwave radiations. The studies revealed no increase in mutations or of gene conversions when cells were exposed to microwave radiations, but yeast and bacterial strains showed cellular lethality caused by temperature rises (greater than 10C) at higher power levels.
"Department of Botany, Howard University." "May 1980." "EPA Grant #R803561." Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-32).