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Document ID (ISN)53222
CIS number 90-293
ISSN - Serial title 0016-9900 - Gigiena i sanitarija
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kartašev A.G., Ivanova L.A.
Title Chronic effect of variable electric fields on the endocrine system of mice
Original title Hroničeskoe dejstvie peremennogo ėlektričeskogo polja na ėndokrinnuju sistemu belyh myšej [in Russian]
Bibliographic information May 1988, No.5, p.9-12. 12 ref.
Abstract The age dependence of the reaction of the endocrine system to variable electric fields (VEF) on long-term (up to 320 days) exposure and the character of readaptation to VEF were investigated by determining the frequency of cytological abnormalities in the thyroid and adrenal glands of white mice up to 335 days after birth. VEF (50Hz, 40kV/m) were biologically active on both 10 day and longer exposure. Long-term exposure to VEF caused a cumulative increase of thyroid gland activity. This increase in activity resulted in an increase of energy expenditure and consequently in an acceleration of body aging. The extent and direction of the reaction depend on the age of animals.
Descriptors (primary) electric fields; endocrine effects; biological effects
Descriptors (secondary) cumulative properties; animal experiments
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Electromagnetic fields
Electricity