Accession Number:

AD0770140

Title:

Exposure of Man to Magnetic Fields Alternating at Extremely Low Frequency,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Report Date:

1973-07-30

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Ten subjects were confined for periods up to 7 days and during this time were exposed to a low-intensity magnetic field .0001 Wbsq m at 45 Hz for periods up to 24 hours. Five subjects were confined but were not exposed. A large battery of physiological and psychophysiological tests were given throughout the confinement period. No effects were seen that could be definitely linked with the magnetic field. The only changes that could be correlated with the time course of exposure to the ELF magnetic field were in serum triglycerides of blood samples drawn 14 hours after the evening meal. In nine of the ten exposed subjects, serum triglycerides reached a maximum value 24 to 48 hours after the ELF field exposure. Similar trends were not seen in any of the five control subjects. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE