Accession Number : AD0777019

Title :   Effects of Low Intensity Microwave Radiation on Mammalian Serum Proteins.

Descriptive Note : Annual summary rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIV RICHMOND DEPT OF BIOPHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Cleary,Stephen F. ; Wangemann,Robert T.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The effect of 2.45 GHz continuous wave and pulsed wave radiation on serum proteins, blood chemistry and tissue pathology have been investigated during the past year. Changes in serum proteins were detected by the use of acrylamide gel electrophoresis which appear to be related to microwave exposure. Microwave irradiation at an intensity of 25 mW/sq cm for two hours resulted in significant increases in blood urea nitrogen (BUN), glucose, uric acid, cholesterol, and serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase. A dose response relationship was found for the effect of 2.45 GHz microwave exposure on pentobarbital-induced sleeping times in the Dutch rabbit and the maximally effective intensity was 15 mW/sq cm, which produced an 80% reduction in sleeping times. Tissue pathology and histopathology of rabbits irradiated at 25 mW/sq cm suggested that the primary effect of such exposure was nephrosis. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Radiation effects, *Proteins, Blood serum, Microwaves, Blood chemistry, Pathology, Sleep, Experimental data, Kidney diseases, Tissues(Biology), Rabbits, Low intensity

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE