National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Abstract: This report summarizes activities associated with the Federal Government's program to assess the biological effects of nonionizing electromagnetic radiation being coordinated by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). It covers Calendar Years 1976, 1977 and Fiscal Years 1977 and 1978. The purpose of this multiagency cooperative undertaking is to establish a sound scientific understanding of the interactions of this form of energy with man and his environment as a basis for ensuring safe and appropriate use of the electromagnetic spectrum with the many vital services and societal benefits it provides.

Keywords: biological effects; low power density radiation; nonionizing electromagnetic radiation; radio frequency radiation; RF

To request a reprint of this report, contact:

Lilli Segre, Publications Officer
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-3572

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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