Accession Number : ADA267754


Title :   Bioeffects of Radiofrequency Radiation on Cell Growth and Differentation. Volume 1. Engineering Considerations


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jan 1988-Oct 1991


Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA BIOENGINEERING CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Banks, David L ; Shelton, Wesley W ; Toler, James C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267754.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 42


Abstract : This report details the engineering considerations of a program designed to investigate the effects of chronic low-level radiofrequency radiation (RFR) exposure on cell growth and differentiation. The protocol required the exposure (1 mW/cm2 20 hours daily AVERAGE, 7 days per week) of 200 female, mammary-tumor-prone mice (strain C3H/HeJ) to 435-MHz pulsed-wave (1.0 us pulse width, 1.0 kHz pulse rate) RFR for a duration of 21 months. In addition, a sham-exposure group consisting of 200 female, C3H/HeJ mice was housed under identical conditions, but not exposed to the 435-MHz pulsed-wave radiation. The program's engineering considerations involved developing and providing the facility and equipment used to expose the mammary-tumor-prone mice and the development of a procedure for reliable identification of the mice. Also described are the design of the antenna and transmitter system, animal caging, cage washing procedures, and the data collection system. Bioeffects of radiofrequency radiation, Mammary tumors and electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic field studies.


Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION , *RADIATION EFFECTS , ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS , RADIATION , GROWTH(GENERAL) , FACILITIES , NEOPLASMS , IDENTIFICATION , PULSE RATE , ENGINEERING , ANTENNAS , LOW LEVEL , TRANSMITTERS , ANIMALS , WIDTH , EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY) , MICE , CELLS(BIOLOGY) , COLLECTION , RADIOFREQUENCY , FEMALES


Subject Categories : Radiobiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE