FURTHER STUDIES OF HUMAN WHOLE-BODY RADIOFREQUENCY ABSORPTION RATES

Authors
  1. Hill, D.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Further studies of human whole-body radiofrequency (RF) absorption rates were carried out using a TEM-cell exposure system. Experiments were done at one frequency near the grounded resonance frequency (approximately 40 MHz), and at several below-resonance frequencies. Absorption rates are small for the K and H orientations of the body, even when grounded. For the body trunk in an E orientation, the absorption rate of a sitting person is about half of the rate for the same person standing with arms at the sides; the latter in turn is about half the rate for the same subject standing with arms over the head. Two-body interactions cause no increase in absorption rates for grounded people. They do, however, increase the absorption rates for subjects in an E orientation in free space; the largest interaction occurs when one subject is lambda/2 behind the other (as seen by the incident wave). TRUNCATED
Date of publication
01 Jan 1984
Number of Pages
8
Reprinted from
Bioelectromagnetics, no 6, 1985, p 33-40
DSTKIM No
86-02885
CANDIS No
97581
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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