Accession Number : ADA198154

Title :   Center for Basic Research in Radiation Bioeffects.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 87-31 Mar 88,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SAN ANTONIO DEPT OF RADIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Meltz, Martin L

PDF Url : ADA198154

Report Date : 15 Jun 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The opportunity for university located biomedical research scientists to investigate the health hazards associated with radiofrequency radiation (RFR) exposure has been limited by the absence of the necessary exposure facilities at their institutions, in close proximity to the laboratories where biological systems are maintained. To eliminate this difficulty, and as a means of encouraging greater participation by physicians and biomedical researchers in answering the numerous questions which have been, are being, or will be raised as to possible adverse health effects of non-ionizing RFR, a unique facility has been designed and constructed in the Department of Radiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA); it is the 'Center for Basic Research in Radiation Bioeffects (CBRRB)'. The funding for the construction and equipping of the CBRRB came from two sources; one was the Department of Defense (U.S. Air Force) University Research Instrumentation Program ($299,849.00) (AFOSR-87-0029), and the second was the Permanent University Fund (PUF) of the University of Texas ($173,000.00). The complete facility, jointly funded by the DOD and the PUF Funds, is additionally unique in that is will allow for biological experimentation involving simultaneous RFR and X-ray (ionizing radiation) exposures, or RFR and ultraviolet light (UV) exposures. All exposures would be performed in the specially designed anechoic chamber, which is both temperature and humidity controlled. Keywords: Laboratories, Microwaves, Radiofrequency radiation, X-rays, Ionizing radiation, Anechoic chamber, Ultraviolet light, Radiation biology. (kt)

Descriptors :   *LABORATORIES, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, AIR FORCE, ANECHOIC CHAMBERS, BIOLOGY, BIOMEDICINE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), FACILITIES, HAZARDS, HEALTH, HUMIDITY, INSTRUMENTATION, IONIZING RADIATION, MEDICAL RESEARCH, MICROWAVES, PHYSICIANS, RADIATION, RADIOBIOLOGY, RADIOFREQUENCY, RADIOLOGY, SCIENTISTS, TEXAS, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, UNIVERSITIES, LABORATORY EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Radiobiology

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