||Behavior, Physiology, and Energy Deposition in Rats Chronically Exposed to 2450 MHz Radiation.
D'Andrea, J. A. ;
Gandhi, O. P. ;
||Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Animal behavior ;
Animal physiology ;
Microwave frequency ;
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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.