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

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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 ... continued below

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Phillips, R. D. March 1, 1979.

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    Publisher Info: Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA (USA)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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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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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • Symposium on energy and human health: human costs of electric power generation, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 19 Mar 1979

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  • Report No.: PNL-SA-7218(Rev.)
  • Report No.: CONF-7903107-1
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-06-1830
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5655344
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1092363

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Phillips, R. D. Health aspects of power transmission. [Effects of 60 Hz electric field on biochemical, morphological, and physiological parameters in mice and rats], article, March 1, 1979; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1092363/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.