Accession Number : ADA264415


Title :   Mechanisms of Microwave Induced Damage in Biologic Materials


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 22 Sep 1986-21 Sep 1992


Corporate Author : CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA WASHINGTON DC VITREOUS STATE LAB


Personal Author(s) : Litovitz, T A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264415.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 93


Abstract : Concerns over the possibility that exposure to electromagnetic fields can have adverse health consequences has prompted research into the mechanism of interaction between electromagnetic fields and living cells. A six-year study at the Catholic University of America, the research effort has included experimental and theoretical studies that attempt (1) to firmly establish whether or not there are, in fact, any athermal effects on living cells that can be attributed to exposure to electromagnetic fields; (2) to determine and explain the dose-response relationship between bioeffects and EM field parameters; and (3) to discover how biologic cells can detect very weak ambient fields which are much smaller than intrinsic EM noise fields always present. In this work we report that significant contributions have been made to each of the three areas described above....Ornithine Decarboxylase, Coherence, ELF, Microwaves, Biological damage, RNA, Tetratology, DNA, Irradiation, Cell cultures, RA 3.


Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS , *MICROWAVES , *CELLS(BIOLOGY) , *RADIATION EFFECTS , ENVIRONMENTS , COMMUNITIES , INTERACTIONS , NOISE , RESPONSE(BIOLOGY) , RIBONUCLEIC ACIDS , EXTREMELY LOW FREQUENCY , RADIATION DOSAGE , CULTURE , EMBRYOS , IRRADIATION , DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACIDS , PARAMETERS , HEALTH , COHERENCE


Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Stress Physiology


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