Assessment of the Possible Health Effects of Ground Wave Emergency Network

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Written at the request of the U.S. Air Force and Congress, this book evaluates the potential health effects associated with deployment of the Ground Wave Emergency Network (GWEN), a communications system to be used in case of a high-altitude detonation of a nuclear device. The committee, composed of experts in biophysics, physics, risk assessment, epidemiology, and cancer, examines data from laboratory and epidemiologic studies of effects from electromagnetic fields to determine the likelihood of health effects being caused by the operation of a fully implemented GWEN system.

About Author

Committee on Assessment of the Possible Health Effects of Ground Wave Emergency Network (GWEN), Board on Radiation Effects Research, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 Introduction; 4 Description of GWEN System; 5 Coupling of GWEN Electromagnetic Fields to the Human Body; 6 Perception and Behavioral Effects of Electromagnetic Fields; 7 Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Development; 8 Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Organs and Tissues; 9 In Vitro Cellular and Subcellular End Points; 10 Human Laboratory and Clinical Evidence of Effects of Electromagnetic Fields; 11 Epidemiological Research Relevant to Identification of Health Hazards Associated with GWEN Fields; 12 Standards and Guidelines for Exposure to Radiofrequency and Extremely-Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields; 13 Risk Analysis and Management

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309047777
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 182
  • ID: 9780309047777
  • ISBN10: 0309047773

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