Accession Number : ADP002092

Title :   Acclimation to Heat and Suggestions, by Inference, for Microwave Radiation,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Goldman,R. F.

Report Date : OCT 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : In summary, human exposures to heat induce a variety of alterations: evolutionary changes over millenia of exposure; psychological/behavioral regulations which are adopted rapidly on initial exposure; and physiological acclimation responses induced at various rates, to varied degrees, over intermittent or continuous exposures of from 2 or 3 days to as many weeks. Animal models, while sometimes helpful in studying the changes that occur on exposure to heat can be confusing, or even misleading; the usual laboratory animals, such as the rat, mouse, dog, etc. are probably much less like man in their responses than the pig is. The extent to which parallels can be drawn from studies of human (or animal) exposures to heat and applied to the problems of adjustment to microwave exposures is unknown, but such studies are suggested as a good place to gain insight.

Descriptors :   *Microwaves, *Acclimatization, *Adaptation(Physiology), Symposia, Heat, Exposure(Physiology), Physiological effects

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE