Effects of Microwave Radiation on the Blood Routine of Different Subjects

  • Ying Qi
  • Ji Feng
  • Hua Guo
  • Baisheng Jing
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 259)


The objective of this study is to investigate blood routine changes of aerotransport crew and mice under the microwave radiation (MW) exposure for health promotion strategy. According to their duty, airfield staff were divided into two groups: radar operator group (N = 25); and common worker group (n = 48), and their blood was collected for blood routine analysis. Thirty Kunming male mice were randomly divided into three groups (n = 10): the sham MW group, MW one-time group, and MW three-time group. Microwave radiation conditions are as follows: average surface density of MW is 10 mW/cm2 and the frequency of MW exposure is once every two days and 15 min every time. After the final MW exposure, the blood of mice was collected for blood routine analysis. Results: compared with common worker group, the case of low WBC quantity in radar operator group increased significantly (P < 0.05); and compared with the sham MW group, RBC quantity of MW three-time group decreased obviously (P < 0.05). Conclusion: MW radiation can injure WBC of radar operators or RBC of mice, and it may threat the health of airfield staff.


Airfield staff Microwave radiation WBC RBC 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Aviation Medicine AFBeijingChina
  2. 2.Clinical LaboratoryGeneral Hospital of AirForceBeijingChina

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