EMF Health-effects Research

Phasic behavioral and endocrine effects of microwaves of nonthermal intensity

Navakatikian MA, Tomashevskaya LA,

In "Biological Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields, Volume 1" D.O. Carpenter (ed) Academic Press, San Diego, CA, 1994, pp. 333-342. 1994

Microwaves at nonthermal levels are able to induce behavioral and endocrine changes at low power densities (0.01-0.1 mW/cm2).

Our studies have demonstrated several phases of inhibition and activation. We suggest that inhibition of behavior by microwaves has many mechanisms depending on the strength and duration of exposure, and most inhibitory effects from direct actions on the nervous system.

Activation, on the other hand, is correlated well with decreases in serum concentrations of testosterone and insulin. CW microwaves, however, have no influence on the secretion of insulin.

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