Accession Number:

ADA370747

Title:

Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields (RFEMF) and Cancer: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature Pertinent to Air Force Operations

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jan-Jul 98,

Corporate Author:

VEDA INC ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

198.0

Abstract:

Analyzed herein are the research studies on whether an association exists between the incidence or promotion of cancer and exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields RFEMF in the nominal frequency region from 3 kHz to 300 GHz. Among the topics discussed are RFEMF and cancer in humans, including epidemiologicoccupational studies of populations actually exposed, or presumed to have been exposed to RFEMF, based on occupational titles or analogous considerations in vivo and in vitro studies seeking cancer induction or promotion in mammals and mammalian tissues and studies toward determining whether RFEMF is mutagenic or genotoxic to microorganisms or fruit flies. The findings of the studies on each topic are summarized in tabular form. Preceding those topics is a discussion of the need for using scientific criteria to assess the credibility of the findings of the various studies with regard to any potential risk to human health. Also presented are summaries of past and current exposure guidelines for human exposure to RFEMF. The overall conclusion of the analyses is that there is no scientifically valid basis for the existence of a causal linkage between RFEMF exposure and cancer incidence or promotion.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE