Accession Number : ADA185391

Title :   Microwave Challenges to the Thermoregulatory System,

Corporate Author : JOHN B PIERCE FOUNDATION LAB NEW HAVEN CONN

Personal Author(s) : Adair, Eleanor R

PDF Url : ADA185391

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : Three experiments were conducted to measure the upper tolerance limit for maintaining thermal balance in squirrel monkeys during exposure to 2450-MHz radiofrequency radiation (RFR). During microwave exposure at high intensity, thermoregulatory behavior, metabolic, vasomotor, and sudomotor responses were mobilized in normal fashion, but the capacity to lose heat through sweating found to be the limiting factor in microwave tolerance. The major conclusion drawn from these studies is that the thermoregulatory system deals with energy absorbed from microwave fields in exactly the same way as energy produced in the body by normal metabolic processes or absorbed during exposure to conventional radiant or convective heat sources.

Descriptors :   *BODY TEMPERATURE, *RADIATION ABSORPTION, *MICROWAVES, *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), SQUIRREL MONKEYS, RADIATION, TOLERANCE, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), SWEAT COOLING, METABOLISM

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE