TABLE A4-3 Reports of Special Interest on Electric-and Magnetic-Field Exposure and Neurobehavioral Effects

Study

Species

Developmental Stage

Number per Group

Exposure Characteristics

End Points Evaluated

Outcome

Comments

Wolpaw et al. 1989

Macaque monkeys (male)

4-6 yr

4 sham, 6 exposed

3 kV/m, 10 µT; 10 kV/m, 30 µT; 30 kV/m, 90 µT

Well being, weight, blood chemistry, simple motor tasks, postmortem

No effects

 

Sagan et al. 1987

Sprague-Dawley rats

Adult

32 exposed

0-27 kV/m, 60 Hz

Operant detection threshold

13.3 or 7.9 kV/m detection threshold

 

Lovely et al. 1992

Sprague-Dawley rats (male)

Adult 63 and 3 days

8 sham, 32 exposed

3.03 mT, 60 Hz

Avoidance shuttlebox, 1 hr

No effects

 

Dowman et al. 1989

Macaque monkeys

Adult, 5-7 kg

6 sham, 4 exposed

3 kV/m, 10 µT; 10 kV/m, 30 µT; 30 kV/m, 90 µT

Auditory, visual, somatosensory, evoked response 2 times per week

No effects

Somatosensory decrease in amplitude of late response for exposures of 10 kV/m and 30 kV/m

Hong et al. 1988

Sprague-Dawley rats

Exposed 0-14 days; weaned at 21 days; tested at 30 days

46 sham, 50 exposed

0.5 T, 3 exposures per day for 15 min for 2 wk

Repeated reversal of position habit

No effects

 

Liboff et al. 1989

Rats

Adult

0 shams, 5 exposed

26.1 µT, 0.139 µT, 60 Hz

Performance on FR/BRL combined operant schedule

DRL baseline disrupted not FR; threshold for effect, 27 µT

 



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