The repair of γ-ray-induced chromosomal damage in human lymphocytes after exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields

D. Lloyd*, P. Hone, Alan Edwards, R. Cox, J. Halls

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Abstract

G0 human blood lymphocytes were irradiated with 2.0 Gy γ-rays and cultured to metaphase whilst held in a 50-Hz power frequency magnetic field of 0.23, 0.47 or 0.7 mT. No differences were found in the frequencies of γ-induced chromosome aberrations observed in cells held in the EM fields compared with replicates held in a sham coil. Similar field conditions have been reported to increase the frequency of γ-induced HPRT mutations, leading to a suggestion that the EM fields alter the fidelity of repair of genomic lesions. This was not confirmed by the chromosome aberration assay described here.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-192
Number of pages5
JournalCytogenetic and Genome Research
Volume104
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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