ECATERINA FOCANICI-CIURLICĂ*, LAVINIA CURECHERIU*, DORINA CREANGĂ*, C. GOICEANU**, FL. M. TUFESCU*
*Faculty of Physics, “Al.I. Cuza” University, 11A, Carol I Blvd, 700506, Iaşi, Romania
**Occupational Health Dept., Institute of Public Health, 14, Victor Babeş St. 700465-Iaşi, Romania
Abstract. Scientific data reports focused on the physiological perturbations induced by microwaves (MW) and radiofrequency waves (RF) have often referred to professional and accidental exposure to industrial or domestic electromagnetic generators. We aimed to evidence the non-thermal effects of RF and MW acute exposure upon nucleic acids in the animal cells. Animal tissue samples (lung, liver, bone and muscle) have been exposed for 1–2–4–8–16 hours in vitro unique exposures. Repeated measurements have been carried out in order to ensure the statistical significance of experimental results. The influence of the RF and MW exposure was analyzed and discussed considering the putative non-thermal effects at the level of cell nucleus. The main results concern the slight stimulatory effect of low radiation doses in contrast with the disruptive effect of high dose absorption.
Key words: microwaves, radiofrequency waves, nucleic acids.
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