Effects of high-intensity 60 hz fields on bone growth


Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Walker, CF; Seitelman, DL; Mcelhaney, JH; Mullen, SP; Hagadorn, B; Seto, YJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 339 - 349

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1536-8378

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/15368378209040346

Citation Source

  • Scopus