publication . Article . 2015

Comet assay as a procedure for detecting possible genotoxicity induced by non-ionizing radiation

Nemeth Zsuzsanna; Kubinyi Gyorgyi; Brech Annamaria; Szaladjak Erzsebet; Bakos Jozsef; Thuroczy Gyorgy;
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  • Published: 01 May 2015 Journal: Frontiers in Genetics, volume 6 (eissn: 1664-8021, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Abstract
Non-ionizing radiation (NIR) is the term given to radiation in the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that does not have enough energy to ionize atoms or molecules directly. The NIR includes electric and magnetic fields up to 300 GHz, infrared, visible, and ultraviolet radiation (UV). People are exposed to non-ionizing radiation by several man-made sources every day. From highest to lowest energy, this includes for example microwave ovens, cell phones, baby monitors, cordless phones, garage-door openers etc. Extremely low frequency (ELF) waves are produced by high voltage power lines and indoor electrical wiring systems. Radiofrequency (RF) waves can cause tis...
Subjects
free text keywords: Comet Assay, DNA Damage, DNA Repair, Genotoxicity, non-ionising radiation, Genetics, QH426-470
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