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.

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