Accession Number:

AD0645696

Title:

ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION HAZARDS IN THE NAVY.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL APPLIED SCIENCE LAB BROOKLYN N Y

Report Date:

1967-01-24

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The many and varied sources of electromagnetic hazards in todays modern Navy are described in this paper. High power communication transmitters, radards, lasers and radar power tubes produce hazards ranging from high voltage shock to ionizing radiation. Effects on man are thermal e.g. retinal and skin burns and athermal e.g. pearl-chain formation. Body tissue absorption of RF radiation, heating, tolerance dosage and safety limits are discussed. Safe distances from present Naval radars, and future increases in radar power are indicated. Characteristics of protective devices Radar Suit, Radar Goggles, High Voltage Insulator Links for Ships Cranes, X-Ray Hazard Meter developed at NASL, are described. Remaining problems and some unusual effects RF Hearing are mentioned. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Safety Engineering
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE