A STUDY OF THE BEHAVIORAL AND NEUROCHEMICAL CHANGES INDUCED BY MICROWAVES (NON-IONIZING RADIATION). PHASE III

Authors
  1. Pappas, B.A.
  2. Anisman, H.
Corporate Authors
Carleton Univ, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Dept of Psychology;Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The effects of a single or twenty exposures of one hour duration to pulsed microwaves (2.70 GHz) at power densities of either 1 or 10 mW/sqcm on brain and spinal cord monoamine parameters was assessed. Immediately after exposure the rats were sacrificed and their brains dissected into several areas which along with their spinal cords were subsequently assayed for the monoamines norepinephrine, dopamine, serotonin and their respective major metabolities. Of 52 major statistical tests performed, there were only two statistically significant results, and these were not accompanied by a coherent pattern of change in other related measures in the same or other tissues. It was concluded that these microwave exposures had no effect on the levels or utilization of the monoamines in various brain areas.
Date of publication
15 Mar 1984
Number of Pages
23
DSTKIM No
85-01662
CANDIS No
46471
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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