Teratological evaluation of mouse fetuses exposedtoa 20 kHz emf

Hae June Lee, Jeong Ki Pack, Youn Myoung Gimm, Hyung Do Choi, Nam Kim, Sung Ho Kim, Yun Sil Lee

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Abstract

As a continuation of our previous study, we performed a teratological evaluation of the importance of gestational age with regards to the exposure of 20 kHz intermediate frequency magnetic field (IF) on pregnant ICR mice. The pregnant mice were exposed to a 20 kHz IF magnetic field for 8 h/day in a carousel irradiator at 30 uT which is the limit standard for occupational population in Korea. The animals were sacrificed on the 18th day of gestation and the fetuses were examined for mortality, growth retardation, changes in head size and other morphological abnormalities. We concluded that exposure to 30 μT with 20 kHz IF did not cause any observable adverse effects on mouse fetuses. Bioelectromagnetics 30:330-333, 2009.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-333
Number of pages4
JournalBioelectromagnetics
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2009

Keywords

  • 20 kHz
  • 30 μt
  • Intermediate frequency
  • Magnetic field
  • Pregnant mice
  • Reproduction

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