Development of Standards — Assessment of Health Hazards and Other Factors

  • Michael H. Repacholi
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 49)


Applications of microwave and radiofrequency energy are increasing in number and diversity in industry, medicine, commerce, research, communications and the home. Although these applications provide significant benefits to mankind, they may also constitute hazards to the individual through uncontrolled and excessive emissions of radiant energy. It has been substantiated that at sufficiently high levels, exposure to microwave and radiofrequency fields can produce not only biological effects but pose a definite risk to health. Thus there is a need to set limits on the amount of exposure which individuals can receive without sustaining any injury.


Exposure Level Health Hazard Health Risk Assessment Exposure Standard American National Standard Institute 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael H. Repacholi
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  1. 1.Radiation Protection BureauHealth and Welfare CanadaOttawaCanada

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