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.

The 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.

There was no change in the proliferative response of T lymphocytes to mitogens (phytohemagglutinin, Con A), but significantly increased the production of IL-10, which is involved in the T-cell monocyte interaction.

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.

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