Dabrowski MP, Stankiewicz W, Kubacki R, Sobiczewska E, et al. (2003):
Blood mononuclear cells from healthy donors were exposed to 1300 MHz pulse-modulated microwaves for 1 hour. The average SAR was 0.18 W/kg. A variety of proliferative and immunoregulatory properties were examined.
results indicated that the RF radiation influenced the monocyte-dependent
immunoregulatory mechanisms responsible for the initiation
of the immune response. The exposure significantly increased
the production of interleukin-ß and decreased the
concentration of its antagonist IL-1ra.
The authors conclude that the immunostimulatory effects of 1300 MHz pulsed microwaves preferentially affect the immunogenic function of monocytes in vitro. Further research is needed to confirm these findings and to extend them to in vivo situations.