Accession Number:

ADA179987

Title:

Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Communications Program Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation Literature Evaluation and Assessment; 1977-1986 Literature Review.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS CULVER CITY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

144.0

Abstract:

Chapter I of this report presents brief summaries for nine different and, in our opinion, the most important issue areas associated with the ELF electric and magnetic field bioeffects. These general issue areas are Physical Hazards Including Electric Shocks and Effects on Electronic Medical Devices, Therapuetical Effects, In Vitro Cellular Studies Including Membrane and Extracellular Interactions, In Vivo Physiological Studies Including Neural and Neuroendocrinological Effects, Metabolism, Growth, and Development, Reproductive Effects, Cancer Risk, Behavioral Effects, and Ecological Effects. The overall conclusion at the end of Chapter I integrates all of the summaries into one compact statement on the status of current scientific knowledge of possible effects on living systems exposed to ELF electric and magnetic fields. A detailed description of the developed ELF bioeffects libraries, including data base computer file features and operation, is presented in Chapter II. Chapter III presents details on the review, evaluation, and assessment procedures. Chapter IV presents a more thorough discussion of the evaluated and assessed literature used in preparation of the summary in Chapter I. The review is confined to the same categories and order as those outlined in Chapter I.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE