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Main Title Scaling the Physiological Effects of Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation: Consequences of Body Size.
Author Gordon, C. J. ; Ferguson, J. H. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Idaho Univ., Moscow.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/J-84/365;
Stock Number PB86-169893
Additional Subjects Radiation effects ; Electromagnetic fields ; Exposure ; Physiological effects ; Body size ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-169893 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 13p
The authors have demonstrated that a comparative analysis of the physiological effects of exposure of laboratory mammals to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RFR) may be useful in predicting exposure thresholds for humans if the effect is assumed to be due only to heating of tissue. The threshold specific absorption rate (SAR) necessary to affect a thermoregulatory parameter shows an inverse and linear relationship to body mass. The inverse relationship between threshold SAR and body mass is attributed to a surface area: body mass relationship. In comparison to small mammals, relatively large mammals have a reduced capacity to dissipate an internal heat load passively, and are therefore physiologically more sensitive to RFR exposure. The threshold for a thermoregulatory response depends on the type of response measured, species, ambient temperature, etc.