Accession Number : AD0756608

Title :   The Sensitivity of Portions of the Human Central Nervous System to 'Safe' Levels of Microwave Radiation,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Lebovitz,Robert M.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The study reported examines the possible biological effects of low-level microwave radiation and proposes a hypothesis for a potential mechanism through which a radiation effect may be induced at very low incident power densities. This hypothesis states that the semicircular canals of the human inner ear may be particularly sensitive to even very low levels of irradiation and may transform the microwave energy received into significant neuronal input. The need for further experimentation and more precise data in this area is outlined, and suggestions are presented for further research. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*MICROWAVES, *CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM), (*RADIATION EFFECTS, MICROWAVES), RADIATION HAZARDS, PERMISSIBLE DOSAGE, SENSITIVITY, SEMICIRCULAR CANALS, VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, HEAT, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE