CYTOLOGICAL STUDIES IN MOUSE TESTIS IRRADIATED WITH 2.45-GHZ CONTINUOUS-WAVE MICROWAVES

Authors
  1. Cairnie, A.B.
  2. Harding, R.K.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN);National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Conscious mice were irradiated in an anechoic chamber at power densities up to 36 mW/square cm for periods of up to 30 days (16 hr/day). During irradiation the animals were confined singly in standard cages with access to food and water. Detailed dosimetric studies have been reported previously. The mice were sacrificed serially at intervals ranging from immediately after exposure to 8 weeks later. Three assays which have been proven previously to be reliable and sensitive indicators of testicular damage in water bath-heated mice were employed. No significant differences were noted in these parameters between control and microwave-exposed animals. It was concluded that the testicular thermoregulatory system is not overcome and cytological changes do not result. Extrapolation of these results to man is difficult.
Report Number
832 —
Date of publication
01 Jan 1981
Number of Pages
9
Reprinted from
Radiation Research, no 87, 1981, p 100-108
DSTKIM No
82-02668
CANDIS No
37047
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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