Accession Number:

ADA024955

Title:

Metabolic Rates in Five Animal Populations after Long-Term Exposure to Sanguine/Seafarer ELF Electromagnetic Fields in Nature,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Five species of animals dwelling in or on the soil were collected under the U. S. Navys Extremely Low Frequency ELF antennas at the Wisconsin Test Facility during summer 1975, and tested for oxygen consumption and respiratory quotients R.Q.. The animals collected include the redbacked salamander, the woodlouse, the slug, the earthworm and the redworm. No significant differences in either oxygen consumption or R.Q. were found. Analyses of metabolic rates employing past data were also performed and showed no seasonally linked change in sensitivity to the electromagnetic fields. Finally, short term one week exposure of earthworms to the electromagnetic fields did not alter metabolic rates, but confinement in nylon bags and translocation did, thereby limiting meaningful conclusions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE