Accession Number : ADA141071

Title :   Microwaves and Human Leukocyte Function: Exposure of Human Mononuclear Leukocytes to Microwave Energy Pulse-Modulated at 16 Hz or at 60 Hz.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb 83-1 Feb 84,

Corporate Author : ROCHESTER UNIV NY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Roberts,N J , Jr ; Michaelson,S M ; Lu,S T

PDF Url : ADA141071

Report Date : Apr 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Human mononuclear leukocytes were exposed to 2450 MHz microwaves pulse-modulated at 16 Hz or at 60 Hz, at specific absorption rates up to 4 mW/ml. Such exposures produced no detectable effects on leukocyte viability, or on unstimulated or mitogen-stimulated DNA synthesis or total protein synthesis. The data provided no evidence that exposure to pulse-modulated microwaves in more likely to alter human leukocyte function than is exposure to continuous waves at equivalent energy levels.

Descriptors :   *Radiation effects, *Leukocytes, *Microwaves, Humans, Biological absorption, Biosynthesis, Proteins, Deoxyribonucleic acids, Radiation absorption, Viability, Continuous waves

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE