Accession Number : ADA134079

Title :   Effects of Long-Term Low-Level Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure on Rats. Volume 1. Design, Facilities, and Procedures.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 80-Dec 82,


Personal Author(s) : Guy,Arthur W ; Chou,Chung-Kwang ; Johnson,Robert B ; Kunz,Lawrence L

PDF Url : ADA134079

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : This is the first of a series of reports on the effects of long-term low-level RFR exposure on rats. The design, facilities, and procedures for exposing 100 experimental and 100 sham-exposed rats to 2450-MHz pulsed electromagnetic fields are described. The rats were exposed to 10-microsecond pulsed microwaves at 800 pps and 8-Hz modulation for 21 h per day for 25 months at an average power density of 480 microwatts/sq cm. The maximum specific absorption rate in rats was o.4 W/kg. Reports on individual endpoints are presented in subsequent reports.

Descriptors :   *Radiation effects, *Radiofrequency, *Microwaves, Exposure(Physiology), Rats, Data acquisition, Microcomputers, Low level, Radiation absorption, Rates, Immunity, Laboratory equipment

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE