Accession Number : ADA116743

Title :   Regulation of Electromagnetic Radiation: A Confusing Course through Modulating E and H Waves.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Hourcle,Laurent Romain

PDF Url : ADA116743

Report Date : 15 Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 141

Abstract : The thesis examines radio-frequency radiation from the perspective of controlling it as a regulated pollutant. First it examines the character of radio-frequency radiation including a primer as to its unusual physical characteristics. It then examines the growth in use of non-ionizing radiation and the growing but still contradictory body of scientific data as to its potential adverse biological effects. With this as a foundation, the thesis then turns to a review of the world's primary radio-frequency radiation exposure standards and an examination of the several federal agencies which may be able to regulate radio-frequency radiation and their statutory basis for doing so. The thesis concludes in recommending a limited approach to regulation based upon radio-frequency radiations unique physical characteristics and the limited consistent data as to adverse biological effects. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Electromagnetic radiation, *Radiofrequency, Environmental tests, Absorption, Radiation, Theses, Adverse conditions, Pollutants, Exposure(Physiology), Standards, Requirements, Specifications, Ionization, Physical properties, Rates, Dosage, Polarization, Irradiation

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE