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Document ID (ISN)46863
CIS number 86-1537
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Roberts N.J., Michaelson S.M.
Title Epidemiological studies of human exposures to radiofrequency radiation
Bibliographic information 1985, Vol.56, No.3, p.169-178. 57 ref.
Abstract The health effects of exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) remain undefined and controversial. Epidemiological studies of human exposure to RFR are confounded by difficulties in determining the type and true extent of exposures, in selecting an appropriate control group, in determining the existence and influence of many concomitant environmental factors, and in establishing the presence and measuring the frequency or severity of subjective complaints as well as objective findings in the studied populations. This paper reviews reported RFR effects on general health, growth and development, physiological systems such as the cardiovascular and nervous systems, and organs such as the eye. Criteria for reliable epidemiological studies are presented to allow critical analysis of such reports.
Descriptors (primary) radiofrequency radiation; health hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; nervous system; cataractogenic effects; cardiovascular system
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Non-ionizing radiation
Risk evaluation