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Document ID (ISN)40518
CIS number 83-1601
ISSN - Serial title 0016-9900 - Gigiena i sanitarija
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Stankevič K.I., Badaeva L.N., Samoš L.V., Šumova L.Z.
Title Cytogenetic and gonadotoxic action of a static electric field
Original title Citogenetičeskoe i gonadotoksičeskoe dejstvija statičeskogo ėlektričeskogo polja [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Oct. 1981, No.10, p.9-11. 5 ref.
Abstract The widespread use of polymeric materials (textiles, construction materials, plastics) under conditions which promote the accumulation of static electric charges means that workers may be exposed to unnaturally high fields. To determine the effects of static fields, mice were subjected to static electric fields up to 700V/cm in intensity for 2h, after which testicular tissue was examined for chromosomal aberrations. 700V/cm produced both chromosomal aberrations and reduced spermatogenesis; 300V/cm had similar but less pronounced effects, while 150V/cm produced no changes. Thus, 300V/cm is a threshold exposure level.
Descriptors (primary) static electricity; polymers; chromosome changes; gonadotropic effects; electric fields
Descriptors (secondary) clothing; construction industry; textile industry; plastics converting industry; animal experiments
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Electromagnetic fields
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures