Thermal Physiology of Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR) Interactions in Animals and Humans

  • Eleanor R. Adair
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 274)


In his 1988 review of the biological effects of radiofrequency (RF) fields, Erwin1 counseled his readers that “... Protecting humans from the real hazards and allaying groundless fears requires a self-consistent body of scientific data concerning the effects of the fields, levels of exposures which cause those effects, and which effects are deleterious (or beneficial or neutral). With that knowledge, appropriate guidelines for safety can be devised, while preserving the beneficial uses of radiofrequency radiation (RFR) energy for military or civilian purposes.” Erwin’s good counsel forms the framework for the present critical review of recent data on the thermal physiology of RFR interactions in animals and humans.


Thermal Comfort Squirrel Monkey Specific Absorption Rate Thermoregulatory Response Metabolic Heat Production 
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  • Eleanor R. Adair
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  1. 1.John B. Pierce LaboratoryNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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