Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Age does not affect thermal and cardiorespiratory responses to microwave heating in calorically restricted rats med./bio.

Published in: Shock 1997; 8 (1): 55-60

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To determine whether increasing age alters the ability of anesthetized rats to withstand 35 GHz microwave (MW) heating.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 35 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: until death
  • SAR: 13 mW/g mean (whole body) (determined calorimetrically.)
  • power density: 750 W/m² unspecified

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 35 GHz
Exposure duration until death
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Distance between exposed object and exposure source 1.1 m
Chamber RF-shielded anechoic chamber (27°C, 20% humidity), holder consisting of seven 0.5 cm Plexiglas rods mounted in a semicircular pattern on 4 cm x 6 cm Plexiglas plates (0.5 cm thick)
Setup The animal was centered along the boresight and exposed in an E-orientation
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 13 mW/g mean calculated whole body determined calorimetrically.
power density 750 W/m² unspecified measured - -

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Time of investigation:
  • during exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Age does not alter thermal and cardiorespiratory responses to 35 GHz microwave heating in food-restricted rats.

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