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Document ID (ISN)21232
CIS number 74-1293
ISSN - Serial title 0017-9078 - Health Physics
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cleary S.F.
Title Uncertainties in the evaluation of the biological effects of microwave and radiofrequency radiation.
Bibliographic information Oct. 1973, Vol.25, No.4, p.387-404. Illus. 47 ref.
Abstract These uncertainties are discussed in terms of macroscopic and molecular interactions. Difficulties encountered in internal dosimetry are related to radiation reflections and the internal distribution of absorbed energy. Possible mechanisms for low-intensity molecular effects are considered from the point of view of activation energies and frequency dependence. The possible role of non-uniform temperature profiles and gradients is related to putative microwave and radiofrequency biological effects.
Descriptors (primary) radiofrequency radiation; biological effects; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) ionization; molecular bond disruption; mathematical analysis; dosimetry; measurement of electrical quantities
Document type -
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Non-ionizing radiation
Risk evaluation