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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF MICROWAVE RADIATION IN RELATION TO THE EYE
ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB N Y
Rabbit eyes exposed once to continuous wave or pulsed wave radiation developed opacities in the posterior cortex of the lens at 2450 mc and in the anterior cortex at 8236, 9375 and 10,050 mc. With time-power irradiation thesholds for opacity induction determined, it was found that opacities could be induced as a cumulative effect of repeated subthreshold exposures. Irradiation causes biochemical changes, including an early decrease in lens ascorbic acid content and waterACCUMULATION AS OPACITIES DEVELOP. Evidence is adduced for a non-thermal effect on the lens in addition to the usual thermal effect of microwave radiation. Author
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