International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2572

Full Length Research Paper

Microwave radiation exposures affect the ldl, hdl, tcl and trg status in rats

M. A Aweda1*, S. Gbenebitse 2 and R. O. Meindinyo1
1Department of Radiation Biology and Radiotherapy College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Idi-Araba. P. M. B. 12003, Lagos, Nigeria. 2Department of Physiology, College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, P. M. B. 12003, Lagos, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 13 July 2010
  •  Published: 31 July 2010


Effects of Microwave (MW) radiation exposures on LDL, HDL, TCL and TGR have been studied as a means for assessment of health impacts. Exposures caused increase in LDL (354.2%), reduction in HDL (18.6%), increase in TCL (68.4%) and decrease in TGR (31.4%) within the first 24 h. The modifying roles of administered anti-oxidants were evaluated. Vitamins C and E reduced the effects of MW exposures on LDL by 35.4 and 37.7% respectively, on HDL by 50.0 and 40.5% respectively, on TCL by 36.8 and 26.4%, respectively and on TGR by 35.7 and 48.5% respectively. Results showed MW exposure health risks include atherosclerosis and acute coronary syndrome while diets fortified with vitamins C and E are recommended for persons working within MW fields in order to minimize the associated MW exposure health hazards.


Key words: Microwave, radiation, rats, health hazards.