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Mutat Res. 1992 May;282(1):25-9.

Electric and/or magnetic field effects on DNA structure and function in cultured human cells.

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Centro di Metodologie Biochimiche Applicate, Università degli Studi di Urbino, Italy.


Exposure of cultured K562 cells to 50 Hz electric (0.2-20 kV/m), magnetic (0.002-2 G), or combined electric and magnetic fields for up to 24 h did not result in the production of detectable DNA lesions, as assayed by the filter elution technique. The rate of cell growth was also unaffected as well as the intracellular ATP and NAD+ levels. These results indicate that, under the experimental conditions utilized in this study, 50 Hz electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields are not geno- and cyto-toxic in cultured mammalian cells.

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