Accession Number:

AD0730922

Title:

Possible Cataractogenic Effects of Radiofrequency Radiation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Use of the electromagnetic spectrum for mans benefit has increased tremendously. However, the complete understanding of its potential and real biologic hazards has failed to keep pace. The present threshold limit value for microwaves is the subject of much debate. The eye and lens have been damaged by microwaves experimentally, but the mechanism of damage is as yet unexplained. A preliminary study was performed using radiofrequency exposure and rhesus monkeys. No cataracts were formed at a frequency of 19.27 MHz. Problems involved in future radiofrequency studies, and areas which require further studies, are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE