Preference of Mice to Consume Food and Water in an Environment of High Magnetic Field

  • D. R. Russell
  • H. G. Hedrick


Information on the biological capacity of mammals and other biosystems under anomalous conditions is necessary in assessing the biological cost of a task or occupation. The fact that man has resided in magnetic fields without experiencing obvious harmful effects should not preclude a detailed, systematic assessment of magnetic environments and their possible bioeffects. Interest in magnetic shielding of astronauts against cosmic radiation raises the question of bioeffects of strong magnetic fields. High-intensity magnetic fields can be expected in connection with ion and other advanced propulsion systems. Even with proper shielding and arrangement of such fields, the possibility of fringe and/or accidental exposure requires experience with bioeffects of high-intensity magnetic fields.(1)


Visual Sensation Magnetic Environment Consume Food Anomalous Condition Permanent Magnetic Field 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. R. Russell
    • 1
  • H. G. Hedrick
    • 1
  1. 1.Applied Science LaboratoriesGeneral DynamicsFort WorthUSA

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