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Title: Health aspects of power transmission. [Effects of 60 Hz electric field on biochemical, morphological, and physiological parameters in mice and rats]

Abstract

Exposure of rats and mice to 60-Hz electric fields at 100 kV/m for up to 120 days had no statistically significant, reproducible effects on a number of measures of metabolic status and growth, bone growth and structure, reproduction, hematology and serum chemistry, endocrinology, cardiovascular function, nerve function, or organ and tissue morphology. An effect on cell-mediated immunity was detected and is being evaluated further in additional experiments. Exposure of rats in utero (day 0 of gestation to 8 days of age) had a transient effect at 14 days of age on motile behavior and development of the righting reflex. Significant effects were observed in synaptic transmission and behavior. Exposure to 60-Hz electric fields may increase the excitability of the nervous system of rats. Experiments are in progress to obtain a better understanding of these effects and their potential consequences.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
5655344
Report Number(s):
PNL-SA-7218(Rev.); CONF-7903107-1
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-06-1830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Symposium on energy and human health: human costs of electric power generation, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 19 Mar 1979; Other Information: Portions of document are illegible
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; BEHAVIOR; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; ELECTRIC FIELDS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; IMMUNITY; AGE DEPENDENCE; ANIMAL GROWTH; BLOOD COUNT; BLOOD VESSELS; ENDOCRINE DISEASES; FETUSES; HEART; HZ RANGE; METABOLISM; MICE; MORPHOLOGY; NERVOUS SYSTEM; RATS; REPRODUCTION; SKELETON; ANIMALS; BODY; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; DISEASES; FREQUENCY RANGE; GROWTH; MAMMALS; ORGANS; RODENTS; VERTEBRATES; 560400* - Other Environmental Pollutant Effects

Citation Formats

Phillips, R. D. Health aspects of power transmission. [Effects of 60 Hz electric field on biochemical, morphological, and physiological parameters in mice and rats]. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Phillips, R. D. Health aspects of power transmission. [Effects of 60 Hz electric field on biochemical, morphological, and physiological parameters in mice and rats]. United States.
Phillips, R. D. Thu . "Health aspects of power transmission. [Effects of 60 Hz electric field on biochemical, morphological, and physiological parameters in mice and rats]". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5655344.
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abstractNote = {Exposure of rats and mice to 60-Hz electric fields at 100 kV/m for up to 120 days had no statistically significant, reproducible effects on a number of measures of metabolic status and growth, bone growth and structure, reproduction, hematology and serum chemistry, endocrinology, cardiovascular function, nerve function, or organ and tissue morphology. An effect on cell-mediated immunity was detected and is being evaluated further in additional experiments. Exposure of rats in utero (day 0 of gestation to 8 days of age) had a transient effect at 14 days of age on motile behavior and development of the righting reflex. Significant effects were observed in synaptic transmission and behavior. Exposure to 60-Hz electric fields may increase the excitability of the nervous system of rats. Experiments are in progress to obtain a better understanding of these effects and their potential consequences.},
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