Accession Number : ADA138535

Title :   Effects of Long-Term Low-Level Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure on Rats. Volume 5. Evaluation of the Immune System's Response.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 80-Feb 83,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE BIOELECTROMAGNETICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Kunz,L L ; Hellstrom,K E ; Hellstrom,I ; Garriques,H J ; Johnson,R B

PDF Url : ADA138535

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The immune system's response was evaluated in two groups of 10 rats each exposed to 2450-MHz 480-microWatts/sq cm RFR in circularly polarized waveguides for 21 h per day for 13 (Group 1) and 25 months (Group 2); two other groups of 10 rats each served as controls. Increases in the numbers of B- and T-cells and enhancement of the lymphocytic response to mitogen stimulation were seen in Group 1 but not in Group 2. The complement-receptor-positive cells and antibody formations were unaffected in both groups.

Descriptors :   *Radiation effects, *Radiofrequency, *Immunity, Long range(Time), Rats, Response(Biology), Low level, Exposure(Physiology), Lymphocytes, Antibodies, Bioassay

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE