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Current literature report on the carcinogenic properties of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Volume II - radiofrequency radiation.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 78-134, 1978 Mar; :1-40
An overview of current knowledge regarding the possible carcinogenic hazards of occupational exposure to radiofrequency (RF) and microwave (MW) radiation is presented based on a review of the pertinent literature published since 1970. Recent findings are reported, and current substantive issues and impressions are discussed with attention to the identification of those effects which might enhance an already carcinogenic or potentially carcinogenic situation. Specific gaps in the present knowledge of ionizing and nonionizing radiation carcinogenesis, and specific areas in cancer research in need of further investigation are identified.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-76-0415; Carcinogenesis; Biohazards; Radiation-injury; Exposure-limits; Neoplastic-transformation; Radiation-effects; Radiation-environment; Safe-limits; Safety-engineering; Safety-standards
Numbered Publication; Final Contract Report
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 78-134; Contract-210-76-0415
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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