Accession Number : AD0752452

Title :   An Examination of Certain Blood Serum Constituents in the Rat Following Microwave Irradiations.

Descriptive Note : Medical research progress rept. no. 5,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Fulk,David W. ; Finch,Edward D.

Report Date : OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Automated analyses of 12 blood serum constituents were performed after 6 groups of 3 rats each were subjected to pulsed irradiation for 15 minutes at one of the following power field densities (mw/sq cm): 5, 10, 20, 50 or 100; frequency = 2,860 MHz for all levels; pulse width = 1 usec; repetition rate = 500 Hz. Only at 100 mw/sq cm, where significant heat stress was noted, were any changes observed in any measured blood serum constituents. It is concluded that microwave irradiation (at 500 mw/sq cm or below) has no significant effect on the blood serum parameters measured under the conditions of this study. A second study was conducted using adult, male, NMRI:O (Sprague-Dawley) rats, to determine the effect of pulse modulated microwave irradiation for 30 minutes (5 mw/sq cm; F = 2,860 MHz and 0.430 MHz, pulse width = 1 usec, repetition rate = 500 MHz) on whole blood glucose levels. No differences in blood glucose levels were observed between irradiated and control (sham-irradiated) animals. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIATION EFFECTS, *BLOOD CHEMISTRY), BLOOD SERUM, MICROWAVES, GLUCOSE, ALBUMINS, PHOSPHORUS, RATS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE