Biological Effects Versus Health Effects: An Investigation of the Genotoxicity of Microwave Radiation

  • Martin L. Meltz
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 274)

Abstract

At the present time, two distinct questions demand our attention. First, are microwave radiation exposures harmful to human health? Second, are extremely low frequency electric or magnetic field exposures harmful to human health? As we explore each of these questions, it is important that we consider the available information at three levels:
  1. A.

    Is there a biological effect under the defined exposure conditions?

     
  2. B.

    If there is a biological effect, is it hazardous to animals or to humans?

     
  3. C.

    If there is an adverse effect on the health of humans, what is the (human) risk factor?

     

Keywords

Microwave Radiation Chinese Hamster Ovary Cell Chromosome Aberration Sister Chromatid Exchange Specific Absorption Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin L. Meltz
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  1. 1.Dept. of RadiologyUniversity of Texas Health Science CenterSan AntonioUSA

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