Effects of high-intensity 60 hz fields on bone growth
As part of an ongoing investigation of physiologic effects of high-voltage power frequency electric fields, femora from 55 adult rats which had been conceived, born, and raised in an 80 kV/m, 60 Hz unperturbed field were excised and studied. Specimens from 49 sham-exposed animals were also characterized in this double-blind study. Parameters evaluated were body weight, wet and dry bone weights, bone length, specific gravity, and various ratios of these parameters. Results from a statistical analysis indicated that chronic field exposure enhanced growth in the long bones, causing increased length and mass. © 1982 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted.
Walker, CF; Seitelman, DL; Mcelhaney, JH; Mullen, SP; Hagadorn, B; Seto, YJ
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