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Power frequency magnetic fields do not contribute to transformation of JB6 cells.

J D Saffer, G Chen, N H Colburn and S J Thurston

in Carcinogenesis

Volume 18, issue 7, pages 1365-1370
Published in print July 1997 | ISSN: 0143-3334
Published online July 1997 | e-ISSN: 1460-2180 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/carcin/18.7.1365
Power frequency magnetic fields do not contribute to transformation of JB6 cells.

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The potential for power frequency magnetic fields to enhance neoplastic transformation has been investigated in vitro using promotion-sensitive mouse epidermal JB6 cells. In a soft agar assay, 60-Hz magnetic fields of 0.01, 0.1, 1.0, or 1.1 mT flux density did not induce anchorage-independent growth. In addition, these magnetic fields did not enhance tumor promoter-induced transformation showing no increase in the maximum number of transformed colonies and no shift in the dose-response curve. Thus, these data do not support the notion that environmental exposures to magnetic fields contribute to transformation.

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Subjects: Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics

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