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Radiofrequency Radiation Standards

Biological Effects, Dosimetry, Epidemiology, and Public Health Policy

  • B. Jon Klauenberg
  • Martino Grandolfo
  • David N. Erwin

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 274)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Standards and Guidelines: Present and Proposed

  3. Considerations for NATO Standardization Agreement

  4. Military Operations and RFR Standards

  5. Evaluation of the Epidemiologic Database

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Leeka Kheifets
      Pages 155-163
    3. Teresa M. Schnorr, Barbara A. Grajewski
      Pages 165-169
  6. Evaluation of the Bioeffects Database I: Cellular

  7. Evaluation of the Bioeffects Database II: Systems Physiology

  8. Evaluation of the Bioeffects Database III: Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Arthur W. Guy
      Pages 311-326
    3. Peter Polson, Louis N. Heynick
      Pages 337-388
  9. Public Health Policy—Risk Communication

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 437-455

About this book

Introduction

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has sponsored research and personnel safety standards development for exposure to Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR) for over twenty years. The Aerospace Medical Panel of the Advisory Group For Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD) sponsored Lecture Series No. 78 Radiation Hazards,! in 1975, in the Netherlands, Germany, and Norway, on the subject of Radiation Hazards to provide a review and critical analysis of the available information and concepts. In the same year, Research Study Group 2 on Protection of Personnel Against Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation (Panel VIIl of AC/243 Defence Research Group, NATO) proposed a revision to Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 2345. The intent of the proposal was to revise the ST ANAG to incorporate frequency-dependent-RFR safety guidelines. These changes are documented in the NATO STANAG 2345 (MED), Control and Recording of Personnel Exposure to Radiofrequency Radiation,2 promulgated in 1979. Research Study Group 2 (RSG2) of NATO Defense Research Group Panel VIII (AC1243) was organized, in 1981, to study and contribute technical information concerning the protection of military personnel from the effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation. A workshop at the Royal Air Force Institute of Aviation Medicine, Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, U. K. was held to develop and/or compile sufficient knowledge on the long-term effects of pulsed RFR to maintain safe procedures and to minimize unnecessary operational constraints.

Keywords

biological effects dosimetry electromagnetic radiation radiation protection

Editors and affiliations

  • B. Jon Klauenberg
    • 1
  • Martino Grandolfo
    • 2
  • David N. Erwin
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiofrequency Radiation DivisionArmstrong LaboratoryBrooks Air Force BaseUSA
  2. 2.Istituto Superiore di SanitàRomeItaly

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