Date of Award
Life & Environmental Sciences
Mice were multiply exposed to 60-Hz, 100 kV/m electric fields and carbon dioxide production, oxygen consumption, and gross motor activity were monitored continuously. The most striking result was a large circadian phase advancement in mice exposed for eight hours during the active phase of their daily cycle. Dyschronism (lack of a distinct circadian cycle) was caused by a variety of exposure protocols. The results indicate that exposure to electric fields of energy transmission power and strength do have biological consequences.
Lamey, David, "The Effects Of 60-Hz, 100 kV/m Electric Fields On The Phase Of Circadian Physiological And Behavioral Functions In Mice" (1986). Life and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Theses. 376.