, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 309–311 | Cite as

Power frequency electric field induces biological changes in successive generations of mice

  • A. A. Marino
  • Maria Reichmanis
  • R. O. Becker
  • Betsy Ullrich
  • J. M. Cullen


Electromagnetic fields arising from the electrical power system are pervasively present in the environment. To help evaluate their public-health risk we raised 3 successive generations of mice in a low-strength, 60-Hz electric field. We found that the field caused an increased mortality in each generation, and, altered body weights in the 3rd generation.


Body Weight Electromagnetic Field Power System Electrical Power Successive Generation 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Marino
    • 1
  • Maria Reichmanis
    • 1
  • R. O. Becker
    • 1
  • Betsy Ullrich
    • 1
  • J. M. Cullen
    • 1
  1. 1.Veterans administration Medical CenterSyracuseUSA

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