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Title: Immunological and biochemical effects of 60-Hz electric and magnetic fields in humans

Public concern has been expressed about possible health risks arising from exposure to powerline electric and magnetic fields. This project is addressing this concern through a research program designed to evaluate the effects of exposure to known field conditions on multiple measures of human function. The present phase of project activities began in October 1985, and will end in September 1988. Two of the three tasks to be accomplished in this phase have now been completed. During the present reporting period, project staff designed and began preparations for Task 3. These plans were reviewed at the two project review meetings held in the present reporting period, and data collection on the Task 3 study is scheduled to begin in the next reporting period. Project goals during this reporting period were to: complete analysis of intermittent exposure study; attend the annual DOE/EPRI contractors review meeting; participate in project review meetings; and design and prepare for Task 3. Data collection for this study ended in the previous reporting period. The following activities were performed to complete the required statistical analyses: electrophysiological data were screened for artifacts, scored, and entered into the compute data base; urine samples were assayed for cortisol, dopamine, epinephrine,more » and norepinephrine; performance data were verified and entered into the data base; subjective data were verified and entered into the data base; and multivariate and univariate statistical tests were performed to evaluate the effects of the exposure conditions on the above measures.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6942499
Report Number(s):
DOE/CE/76246-T16
ON: DE90012557
DOE Contract Number:
FC01-84CE76246
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/CE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; MAN; HEALTH HAZARDS; ADRENALINE; CHRONIC EXPOSURE; ELECTRIC POWER; HUMAN POPULATIONS; NORADRENALINE; PHYSIOLOGY; POWER GENERATION; POWER TRANSMISSION LINES; PROGRESS REPORT; PUBLIC OPINION; STATISTICS; URINE; ADRENAL HORMONES; ANIMALS; AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM AGENTS; BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; BIOLOGICAL WASTES; BODY FLUIDS; CARDIOTONICS; CARDIOVASCULAR AGENTS; DOCUMENT TYPES; DRUGS; HAZARDS; MAMMALS; MATERIALS; MATHEMATICS; NEUROREGULATORS; POPULATIONS; POWER; PRIMATES; SYMPATHOMIMETICS; VERTEBRATES; WASTES 560400* -- Other Environmental Pollutant Effects; 240400 -- Power Transmission & Distribution-- Health & Safety-- (1990-)