The Continuing Medical Surveillance of Personnel Exposed to Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Electromagnetic Fields.
Rept. for 1971-1975,
NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL
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The previously reported evaluation of the health of civilians residing or working near the Wisconsin Extremely Low Frequency ELF Test Facility has been continued at the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory in Pensacola, Florida, in 1974 and 1975. The content of the previous report is reviewed and discussed, especially with respect to the reporting format and results obtained. Seven civilian subjects, five male and two female, five of whom are part of the original group of 24, participated in the continuing surveillance program. One new employee was added to the group in 1974, and one declined to participate in 1975. Since none of the 24 matched control group volunteers were available after 1972, the format adopted for the original program was revised. Additional tests were added to further study lipid and carbohydrate metabolism to reflect the current interest in these parameters. Throughout the entire period of medical surveillance from 1971 to 1975, there was no evidence of any particular disease induction, physiochemical parameter alteration, nor aberration of psychological tests attributable to ELF electromagnetic field exposure. Author