DOSIMETRY FOR A STUDY OF EFFECTS OF 2.45-GHZ MICROWAVES ON MOUSE TESTIS

Authors
  1. Cairnie, A.B.
  2. Hill, D.A.
  3. Assenheim, H.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN);National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
To determine the effects of microwave radiation on the testis, it is necessary to express the physical insult in animal studies in a way that can be replicated elsewhere and ultimately used as a basis for extrapolation to man. However, there is conflict - especially in chronic experiments - between the desire for precise dosimetry and the need to minimise alteration of the normal physiological functions of the animals. The compromise arrangement used in this study was to house the mice singly, in cages with limited food and water, and to irradiate them for up to 30 days (16 h/day) in an anechoic chamber. The only measurements taken routinely were of power density in the positions normally occupied by the cages. TRUNCATED
Report Number
834 —
Date of publication
01 Jan 1980
Number of Pages
12
Reprinted from
Bioelectromagnetics, vol 1, 1980, p 325-336
DSTKIM No
82-02669
CANDIS No
37048
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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