Original article

Scand J Work Environ Health 1988;14(1):49-51    pdf

doi:10.5271/sjweh.1957

Absence of mutagenic response to radiation from a video display terminal.

by Berg M, Lindelof B, Langlet I, Victorin K

The standard Ames Salmonella test (TA 100) was used to detect the mutagenicity of radiation from a video display terminal. The Ames test is a sensitive assay that detects the ability of a chemical to damage deoxyribonucleic acid. It has also been employed to detect the mutagenicity of electromagnetic radiation. An extremely short distance (62 mm) from a video display terminal and an extremely high electrostatic field strength (250 kv/m) was employed. No mutagenic response was found in this test system.