Effects of Long-Term Low-Level Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure on Rats. Volume 1. Design, Facilities, and Procedures.
Final rept. Jun 80-Dec 82,
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE BIOELECTROMAGNETICS RESEARCH LAB
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This is the first of a series of reports on the effects of long-term low-level RFR exposure on rats. The design, facilities, and procedures for exposing 100 experimental and 100 sham-exposed rats to 2450-MHz pulsed electromagnetic fields are described. The rats were exposed to 10-microsecond pulsed microwaves at 800 pps and 8-Hz modulation for 21 h per day for 25 months at an average power density of 480 microwattssq cm. The maximum specific absorption rate in rats was o.4 Wkg. Reports on individual endpoints are presented in subsequent reports.