The study of electromagnetic bioeffects is multidisciplinary; it draws heavily from the disciplines of physics, engineering, mathematics, biol- ogy, chemistry, medicine, and environmental health. This book is about these disciplines and how they mutually integrate in the study of electromagnetic pathophysiology. Over aperiod of years, the authors have become increasingly aware of the difficulty in locating information concerning interaction of electro- magnetic energy and biological tissues. There are numerous reports and publications, but no single comprehensive source in the American literature where such information is readily accessible. Regrettably, much of the importantinformation is contained in government documents and reports, some of which are inaccessible, or spread through many diverse journals, making retrieval and analysis of the material difficult. Although this book is primarily clinically oriented, it also focuses on those biophysical, biochemical, and fundamental molecular studies and findings that provide the basis for understanding the presence or absence of pathophysiological manifestations of exposure to radiofrequency, including microwave, energies.
Detailed discussion and analysis of the relevant comprehensive physics, engineering, and biophysics are con- tained in Chapters 2-5. Because the treatment is multidisciplinary, wherever possible analy- sis is begun with basic background information that may appear elementary to some readers but is essential to understanding for those from a different discipline. Most confusion and controversies that exist in the field today arise from individuals of one discipline not appreciating basic facts or theories from another.
1. Historical Perspective.- 2. Physical Description of Radio and Microwave Radiation.- 3. Radio and Microwave Dosimetry and Measurement.- 4. Radio and Microwave Dielectric Properties of Biological Materials.- 5. Propagation and Absorption in Tissue Media.- 6. Criteria for Evaluation of Biological Literature.- 7. Molecular, Cellular, Invertebrate Biology.- 8. Reproduction, Development, and Growth.- 9. Thermoregulation.- 10. Neural Effects of Microwave /Radiofrequency Energies.- 11. Behavioral Effects.- 12. Neuroendocrine Effects.- 13. Cardiovascular Effects.- 14. Effects on Hematopoiesis and Hematology.- 15. Effects on Immune Responses.- 16. Biochemical Effects.- 17. The Common Integument (Skin).- 18. Cataracts and Other Ocular Effects.- 19. Epidemiological and Other Investigations in the Human.- 20. Personnel Protection, Protection Guides, and Standards.- 21. Problems and Recommendations.
Number Of Pages: 675
Published: 31st May 1987
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 1.14