Accession Number:

ADA141071

Title:

Microwaves and Human Leukocyte Function: Exposure of Human Mononuclear Leukocytes to Microwave Energy Pulse-Modulated at 16 Hz or at 60 Hz.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Feb 83-1 Feb 84,

Corporate Author:

ROCHESTER UNIV NY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY

Report Date:

1984-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Human mononuclear leukocytes were exposed to 2450 MHz microwaves pulse-modulated at 16 Hz or at 60 Hz, at specific absorption rates up to 4 mWml. Such exposures produced no detectable effects on leukocyte viability, or on unstimulated or mitogen-stimulated DNA synthesis or total protein synthesis. The data provided no evidence that exposure to pulse-modulated microwaves in more likely to alter human leukocyte function than is exposure to continuous waves at equivalent energy levels.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE