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There is some concern that short-term memory loss or other cognitive effects may be associated with the use of mobile cellular telephones. In this experiment, the effect of repeated, acute exposure to a low intensity 900 MHz radiofrequency (RF) field pulsed at 217 Hz was explored using an appetitively-motivated spatial learning and working memory task.(More)
A series of four experiments was performed to determine whether acute exposure to a range of 50 Hz magnetic fields had any effect on a learning task in adult male CD1 mice. A radial-arm maze placed within the bore of an electromagnet was used to assess spatial discrimination learning for food reward. Subjects were reduced to 85% of their free-feeding weight(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the behavioural effects of prenatal irradiation on different days of gestation on the performance of two learning tasks by adult mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS CD1 mice were exposed in utero to 1 Gy of 250 kV X-rays on gestational days 13, 15 or 18. Other animals were sham-exposed. Male mice were tested as adults in a radial arm maze(More)
An intercomparison of spectral irradiance measurements by 12 national laboratories has been carried out between 1987 and 1990. The intercomparison was conducted under the auspices of the Comité Consultatif de Photometrie et Radiometrie (CCPR) of the Comité International des Poids et Mesures, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)(More)
Specimens of human blood were exposed to 0, 4, 40, 100, and 200 Wkg-1 of 2.45 GHz microwave radiation for 20 minutes. The blood temperature was carefully controlled so that it rose from 37 to 40 degrees C. Cultured lymphocytes were examined for induced chromosomal damage but no effect in excess of background was observed.
Pregnant CD1 mice were exposed or sham-exposed from day 0 to day 17 of gestation to a 50 Hz sinusoidal magnetic field at 20 mT (rms). Preimplantation and postimplantation survival were assessed and fetuses examined for the presence of gross external, internal, and skeletal abnormalities. There were no statistically significant field-dependent effects on(More)
OBJECTIVES This paper reviews the effects of elevated maternal temperature on embryo and foetal development in experimental animals and in humans. CONCLUSIONS Hyperthermia during pregnancy can cause embryonic death, abortion, growth retardation and developmental defects. Processes critical to embryonic development, such as cell proliferation, migration,(More)
This paper reviews the basic thermoregulatory physiology of healthy people in relation to hazards from external heat stress and internal heat loads generated by physical exercise or radiofrequency (RF) radiation. In addition, members of the population are identified who may be particularly vulnerable to the effects of heat stress. These data are examined in(More)
The rear halves of the bodies of anaesthetized male C3H mice were exposed for 30 min to 2.45 GHz microwave radiation and the effects on the testes were compared to those produced by direct heating. Effects were observed which are consistent with the hypothesis that heat damage is the primary effect of microwave exposure. Damage measured six days after(More)
As part of a continuing effort to validate the radiometric scales assigned to integrating sphere sources used in the calibration of Earth Observing System (EOS) instruments, a radiometric measurement comparison was held in May 1998 at Raytheon/Santa Barbara Remote Sensing (SBRS). This comparison was conducted in support of the calibration of the Moderate(More)