An Examination of Certain Blood Serum Constituents in the Rat Following Microwave Irradiations.
Medical research progress rept. no. 5,
NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
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Automated analyses of 12 blood serum constituents were performed after 6 groups of 3 rats each were subjected to pulsed irradiation for 15 minutes at one of the following power field densities mwsq cm 5, 10, 20, 50 or 100 frequency 2,860 MHz for all levels pulse width 1 usec repetition rate 500 Hz. Only at 100 mwsq cm, where significant heat stress was noted, were any changes observed in any measured blood serum constituents. It is concluded that microwave irradiation at 500 mwsq cm or below has no significant effect on the blood serum parameters measured under the conditions of this study. A second study was conducted using adult, male, NMRIO Sprague-Dawley rats, to determine the effect of pulse modulated microwave irradiation for 30 minutes 5 mwsq cm F 2,860 MHz and 0.430 MHz, pulse width 1 usec, repetition rate 500 MHz on whole blood glucose levels. No differences in blood glucose levels were observed between irradiated and control sham-irradiated animals. Author