EMF Health-effects Research
Hematologic changes in workers exposed to radio wave radiation
Budinscak V, Goldoni J, Saric M,
Arh Hig Rada Toksikol 42(4):367-373, 1991
[Article in Serbo-Croatian (Roman)]
Haematological parameters were measured in 43 radar operators employed in air traffic control occupationally exposed to microwave radiation of low intensity over a period of four years. Exposure to heat, soft X-ray radiation and noise were within maximally allowed limits.
The haematological changes included a decreased number of erythrocytes, reticulocytes, platelets, segmented granulocytes and monocytes, and an increased number of leucocytes and lymphocytes.
The changes were not pathologically significant and most of them were reversible.