Accession Number : AD0624221

Title :   HAZARDS OF MICROWAVE ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION.

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV N Y SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

Report Date : 24 JAN 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Conclusions: The effect of electromagnetic radiation is thermic, and overexposure is directly related to excessive heating and consequent temperature rise. The amount of temperature rise during exposure depends on at least 5 factors: (1) Specific area or areas of the body which are exposed to irradiation and the efficiency of their mechanism to dissipate the heat; (2) Field intensity of radiating energy; (3) Length of time of exposure; (4) Specific frequency or wavelength of radiations; and (5) Thickness of the skin and sub-tissues. Since animals were used in all observations and tests, the difficulty in correlating the information obtained as related to humans is evident. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIOBIOLOGY, MICROWAVES), (*MICROWAVES, RADIOBIOLOGY), HAZARDS, TISSUES(BIOLOGY), ABSORPTION, MICROWAVE FREQUENCY, THERMAL RADIATION, REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM, EYE, MEDICAL EXAMINATION, LABORATORY ANIMALS, HUMANS

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE