Acute low-intensity microwave exposure increases DNA single-strand breaks in rat brain cells.

  title={Acute low-intensity microwave exposure increases DNA single-strand breaks in rat brain cells.},
  author={Huang Lai and N. P. Singh},
  volume={16 3},
Key MethodLevels of DNA single-strand break were assayed in brain cells from rats acutely exposed to low-intensity 2450 MHz microwaves using an alkaline microgel electrophoresis method. Immediately after 2 h of exposure to pulsed (2 microseconds width, 500 pulses/s) microwaves, no significant effect was observed, whereas a dose rate-dependent [0.6 and 1.2 W/kg whole body specific absorption rate (SAR)] increase in DNA single-strand breaks was found in brain cells of rats at 4 h postexposure. Furthermore…

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