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Title: Study of federal microwave standards

Abstract

Present and future federal regulatory processes which may impact the permissible levels of microwave radiation emitted by the SPS Microwave Power Transmission (MPTS) were studied. An historical development of US occupational and public microwave standards includes an overview of Western and East European philosophies of environmental protection and neurophysiology which have led to the current widely differing maximum permissible exposure limits to microwaves. The possible convergence of microwave standards is characterized by a lowering of Western exposure levels while Eastern countries consider standard relaxation. A trend toward stricter controls on activities perceived as harmful to public health is under way as is interest in improving the federal regulatory process. Particularly relevant to SPS is the initiation of long-term, low-level microwave exposure programs. Coupled with new developments in instrumentation and dosimetry, the results from chronic exposure program and population exposure studies could be expected within the next five to ten years. Also discussed is the increasing public concern that rf energy is yet another hazardous environmental agent.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
PRC Energy Analysis Co., McLean, VA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5021571
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/10041-02
DOE Contract Number:  
AC01-79ER10041
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; MICROWAVE RADIATION; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; STANDARDS; ORBITAL SOLAR POWER PLANTS; DOSIMETRY; EUROPE; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE CONCENTRATION; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; PUBLIC HEALTH; RECOMMENDATIONS; RF SYSTEMS; USA; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; NORTH AMERICA; POWER PLANTS; RADIATIONS; SAFETY; SAFETY STANDARDS; SOLAR POWER PLANTS; 560400* - Other Environmental Pollutant Effects; 140400 - Solar Energy- Environmental Aspects; 290300 - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety

Citation Formats

David, L. Study of federal microwave standards. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.2172/5021571.
David, L. Study of federal microwave standards. United States. doi:10.2172/5021571.
David, L. Fri . "Study of federal microwave standards". United States. doi:10.2172/5021571. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5021571.
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abstractNote = {Present and future federal regulatory processes which may impact the permissible levels of microwave radiation emitted by the SPS Microwave Power Transmission (MPTS) were studied. An historical development of US occupational and public microwave standards includes an overview of Western and East European philosophies of environmental protection and neurophysiology which have led to the current widely differing maximum permissible exposure limits to microwaves. The possible convergence of microwave standards is characterized by a lowering of Western exposure levels while Eastern countries consider standard relaxation. A trend toward stricter controls on activities perceived as harmful to public health is under way as is interest in improving the federal regulatory process. Particularly relevant to SPS is the initiation of long-term, low-level microwave exposure programs. Coupled with new developments in instrumentation and dosimetry, the results from chronic exposure program and population exposure studies could be expected within the next five to ten years. Also discussed is the increasing public concern that rf energy is yet another hazardous environmental agent.},
doi = {10.2172/5021571},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {8}
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