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Does Ultrasound Cause Genetic Damage?

Sunday, 23 November 2008 17:52
After a single exposure to diagnostic ultrasound there are long lived effects on the DNA of the cells, on the behavior of the cells, and on cell growth that persists for many generations. These are changes in cell structure that have persisted over 10 generations The results confirm previous findings indicating that ultrasound of diagnostic intensities can affect the DNA of animal cells.

Sister chromatid exchanges in human lymphocytes after exposure to diagnostic ultrasound   Science 1979 (Sep 21);   205 (4412):   1273-1275

Ultrasound in the diagnostic range appears to cause detectable effects on DNA and growth patterns of animal cells.

Liebeskind D, Bases R, Elequin F   Diagnostic ultrasound: effects on the DNA and growth patterns of animal cells   Radiology 1979 (Apr);   131 (1):   177-184