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Main Title Behavior, Physiology, and Energy Deposition in Rats Chronically Exposed to 2450 MHz Radiation.
Author D'Andrea, J. A. ; Gandhi, O. P. ;
CORP Author Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-68-02-3456; EPA/600/1-87/012;
Stock Number PB88-171418
Additional Subjects Microwaves ; Animal behavior ; Rats ; Irradiation ; Animal physiology ; Exposure ; Microwave frequency ; Reliability ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-171418 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 149p
The research program was initiated to determine both the specific absorption rate (SAR) and the behavioral and physiological consequences of chronic CW microwave radiation exposure at 2450 MHz in the laboratory rat. Whole-body average and local SARs at discrete sites within the body of rats and mice were determined experimentally using different exposure systems and analytical techniques. The whole-body average SAR and the distribution of SAR within the body depends on a variety of factors: type of exposure system, polarization of the field, size of the animal, and angle of radiation incident on the body. Three experiments were conducted to determine the effects of chronic exposure to 2450 MHz microwave radiation on several measures of rat behavior and physiology. Groups of rats were exposed intermittently to 2450 MHz radiation at power densities of 0.5 mW/sq. cm. or 2.5 mW/sq. cm. for 90 days.