Physical Interactions of Radiofrequency Radiation Fields and Biological Systems,
UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY
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The purpose of this paper is to describe in general terms the common theoretical and experimental methods used in dosimetry, along with some results and a summary of what can presently be done. Only RFR dosimetry as applied to models of people and animals is treated. In determining the internal RF fields inside an irradiated object, there is a need for both theory and experiment. The theory is needed to provide 1 explanations of how the internal fields depend on the characteristics of the incident fields and the absorber, 2 an understanding of cause-and-effect relationships, and 3 ways to predict the internal fields for a given set of conditions. Theoretical methods are also needed to allow extrapolation of observed RFR-related biological effects in animals to effects expected to occur in mankind, since most experiments for studying RFR-related biological effects cannot be performed directly on people for obvious reasons of safety.