Accession Number:

ADA128515

Title:

Bioeffects of Radiofrequency Radiation: A Review Pertinent to Air Force Operations.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 81-Mar 83,

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

186.0

Abstract:

The primary purpose of this review is to present analyses of research results and other pertinent information on the biological effects of radiofrequency radiation RFR to serve as a basis for determining whether the health of people exposed briefly or continuously to the RFR transmitted by proposed or currently operating Air Force RFR-emitting systems is likely to be affected adversely. Representative research results were selected from the large body of literature on the bioeffects of RFR and analyzed. The selection included those most significant scientifically and most pertinent to RFR frequencies and intensities likely to be encountered in regions, around such systems, that are accessible occupationally or to the general public. Discussed first as background information are the increasing use of RFR emitters by the public, private, and governmental sectors measurements by the Environmental Protection Agency of environmental levels of RFR in selected U.S. cities problems of risk assessment and current and proposed exposure standards in various countries. The review of RFR bioeffects proper is in two major parts. In the first, physical effects are discussed, including postulated mechanisms of interaction of continuous-wave and modulated including pulsed RFR for both thermal and nonthermal effects. The concept of specific absorption rate is described.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE