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Main Title Body Temperature in the Mouse, Hamster, and Rat Exposed to Radiofrequency Radiation: An Interspecies Comparison.
Author Gordon, C. J. ; Long, M. D. ; Fehlner, K. S. ; Stead, A. G. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/444;
Stock Number PB88-170923
Additional Subjects Radiation effects ; Body temperature ; Exposure ; Mice ; Hamsters ; Rats ; Laboratory animals ; Reprints ; Radiofrequency radiation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-170923 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
Colonic temperatures of BALB/c and CBA/J mice, golden hamsters, and Sprague-Dawley rats were taken immediately after exposure for 90 min to radiofrequency (RF) radiation. Exposures were made in 2450 MHz (mouse and hamster) or 600 MHz (rat) waveguide exposure systems while the dose rate, to specific adsorption rate (SAR), was continuously recorded. Experiments were performed on naive, unrestrained animals at ambient temperatures (Ta) of 20 and 30 C. Body mass and Ta were found to be significant factors in influencing the threshold SAR for the elevation of colonic temperature. The threshold SARs at Ta's of 20 and 30 C were respectively: 27.5 and 12.1 W/kg for the BALB/c mouse; 40.7 and 8.5 W/kg for the CBA/J mouse; 8.7 and 0.61 W/kg for the golden hamster; and 1.58 and 0.4 W/kg for the Sprague-Dawley rat.