Effects of 50 Hz magnetic field exposure ontumor experimental models

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The aim of this study was to investigate the interaction between a 50 Hz, 2 mT magnetic field (MF) exposure and cell growth of mammary murine adenocarcinoma, injected into experimental mice. Six different experimental protocols were performed over 2 years; several different protocols of timing of exposure were tested. X-ray radiation was adopted as the positive control. Tumor incidence and the tumor development time were calculated. No effect was observed in any experiment, and there was no statistically significant difference related to time courses among the protocols used. Neither the time of tumor cell injection nor the time of exposure produced differences between unexposed, sham, and exposed mice. When X-ray radiation was applied, the cytotoxic effect of ionizing radiation was clear, but was not increased or modified by MF exposure. Finally, the study revealed how the host-tumor system has shown a distinctive variability, unmodified by MF exposure. Bioelectromagnetics 21:608-614, 2000. © 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)608 - 614
Number of pages7
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Physiology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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