Analysis of Experimental and Epidemiological Data from Exposure to Microwave/Radiofrequency (MW/RF) Energies

  • Sol M. Michaelson
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 49)


Much of the research on biological effects of microwave/radiofrequency (MW/RF) energies has been done with small rodents having coefficients of heat absorption, field concentration effects, body surface areas and thermoregulatory mechanisms significantly different from man. Even closely related species can differ widely in their responses. The literature is replete with “anomalous” reactions. Thus, results of exposure of common laboratory animals cannot be readily extrapolated to man unless a comparative biology approach and some form of “scaling” among different animal species, and from animal to man, is used in an appropriate manner to obtain quantitatively valid extrapolation relationships from the observed data.


Microwave Radiation Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Specific Absorption Rate Microwave Exposure Microwave Effect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sol M. Michaelson
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  1. 1.Department of Radiation Biology and BiophysicsUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryRochesterUSA

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