A Psychobiological Study of Rhesus Monkeys Exposed to Extremely Low Frequency-Low Intensity Magnetic Fields.
NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL
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Communications systems have been shown to produce extremely low frequency ELF nonionizing radiation at low intensities. Several studies indicate that radiation within these ranges might have biological effects. The present study contained a number of experiments designed to reveal various behavioral and biochemical changes potentially induced by ELF magnetic fields. Magnetic fields between 8.2 and 0.00093 T alternating at 45 or 15 Hz had no consistent effects on operant behavior in four rhesus monkeys. No hematological changes were found to relate to the presence or absence of the fields although such changes were related to food deprivation.