Some Biological Effects of Microwave Irradiation in the Rat
Rept. for Jul 1971-Jan 1973
WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC
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The report describes two major experimental efforts performed by the Microwave Research Department, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The first study examines the lethal effects of 3000 MHz exposures in rat. The second study, which was performed concurrently with the first, examined behavioral performance decrements in rat as a function of both wavelength and power density. The lethality study indicated that more total energy is required to produce lethal effects with low power densities than with higher ones. The behavioral experiment indicated a substantial frequency dependent effect of microwave irradiation. The results raise the possibility of similar frequency dependent effects in other species.