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Abstract Title:

Light and electron microscopic study of the thyroid gland in rats exposed to power-frequency electromagnetic fields.

Abstract Source:

J Exp Biol. 2006 Sep ;209(Pt 17):3322-8. PMID: 16916968

Abstract Author(s):

Vesna Rajkovic, Milica Matavulj, Olle Johansson

Article Affiliation:

Vesna Rajkovic

Abstract:

The effect of 50 Hz electromagnetic field (EMF) on thyroid gland was studied using light and transmission electron microscopes. Two-month-old male rats were exposed to an EMF (100-300 microT, 54-160 V m(-1)) for 4 h a day, 5 days a week for 1 month. A predominance of microfollicles with less colloid content and dilated blood capillaries was found in the EMF group. Stereological counting showed a statistically significant increase of the volume density of follicular epithelium, interfollicular tissue and blood capillaries as well as the thyroid activation index, as compared to the controls. The volume density of colloid significantly decreased. Ultrastructural analysis of thyroid follicular cells in the EMF group revealed the frequent finding of several colloid droplets within the same thyrocyte with the occasional presence of large-diameter droplets. Alterations in lysosomes, granular endoplasmic reticulum and cell nuclei compared to the control group were also observed. Taken together, the results of this study show the stimulative effect of power-frequency EMF on thyroid gland at both the light microscope and the ultrastructural level.

Study Type : Animal Study

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