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Main Title Behavioral effects of microwaves : relationship of total dose and dose rate /
Author O'Connor, Mary Ellen. ; O'Connor, M. E. ; Strattan, R.
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Author Title of a Work
Strattan, Robert.
CORP Author Tulsa Univ., OK.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/1-88/005; EPA-68-02-4120
Stock Number PB89-118640
OCLC Number 878412155
Subjects Microwaves--Physiological effect.
Additional Subjects Microwaves ; Biological radiation effects ; Radiation dosage ; Pregnancy ; Laboratory animals ; Animal behavior ; Dosage rate ; Seizures ;
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-88-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/06/2014
NTIS  PB89-118640 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 03/14/1989
Collation vii, 58 pages : illustrations, charts ; 28 cm
Abstract
The goal of the research was to compare the relationship of whole body averaged specific absorption rate (SAR) and specific absorption (SA) to determine whether dose rate or dose was the better predictor of biological effects. Sperm positive Long-Evans female rats were exposed to 2450 MHz CW microwave radiation for 1-3 hours at approximately 10 W/kg. The maternal subjects were then observed for natural delivery of their litters. Sensitivity to thermally induced seizures and huddling were studied in the offspring. Analyses revealed that there were no statistically significant differences between exposed and control offspring on the behavioral indices. The behavior did not appear to be affected by prenatal exposure to microwave radiation at this level. The huddle sizes became smaller as the pups aged both in exposed and control offspring.
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Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. Contract Number: Contract #68-02-4120
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The goal of this research was to compare the relationship of wholebody averaged specific absorption rate (SAR) and specific absorption (SA) to determine if dose rate or dose was a better predictor of biological effects. Sperm positive Long-Evans female rats were exposed to approximately 10 W/kb for 1 or 3 hours to 2450 MHs CW microwaver ratiation. The maternal subjects were irradiated and then observed for natural delivery of their litters. The resultant pups made up the subject pool for the behavioral studies. Sensitivity to thermally induced seisures and huddling were studied. Analyses revealed that there were no statistically significant differences on the behavioral indices. The behavioral measures did not appear to be effected by prenatal exposure to microwave radiation at this level. The huddle sises did become smaller as the pups aged and the two different huddle measurements employed differed in the proportion of variance accounted for by the age of the pups.