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Main Title Immunologic Effects of Nonionizing Electromagnetic Radiation (Journal Version).
Author Smialowicz, R. J. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher 1987
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/J-87/417;
Stock Number PB89-105936
Additional Subjects Biological radiation effects ; Electromagnetic radiation ; Non-ionizing radiation ; Immune system ; Laboratory animals ; Humans ; Health effects ; Body temperature ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-105936 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/14/1989
Collation 7p
Many of the studies in which animals or cells have been exposed at various frequencies and intensities of NER radiation have reported inconsistent and transient changes in the functional integrity of the immune defense system. Many of the reported immune effects of NER, however, appear to result from a generalized stress response which is due to NER-induced heating. The absence of increases in core temperature following NER does not preclude a thermal interaction that the animal is able to compensate for and control. Conclusions of the human health implication of observed interactions of NER with the immune system in experimental models must be made most cautiously. There is presently no convincing evidence from in vitro or in vivo studies for adverse alterations in the immune system at NER radiation intensities comparable to average environmental levels, i.e., 0.01 to 0.1 microwatts/cm2 in the frequency range of 54 to 900 MHz, which encompasses the resonant frequency for humans.