Accession Number : ADA059749


Title :   Tests of Biological Integrity in Dogs Exposed to an Electromagnetic Pulse Environment,


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Baum,Siegmund J


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA059749


Report Date : Aug 1978


Pagination or Media Count : 12


Abstract : Dogs were exposed to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) environment 8 hours each day for 45 days. At the end of that time they had received 5.8 x 10 to the 6th power EMP at 5 pulses/sec with a peak electric field intensity of 447 kV/m. Biological tests were conducted to ascertain concentration of erythrocytes, leukocytes, neutrophils, lymphocytes, reticulocytes, and platelets. Bone marrow samples were obtained by biopsy from the ribs 7 days before and 7 days after the last EMP exposure for assessment of mitotic rubricytes and myelocytes. Pregnant female dogs were exposed to the EMP environment in order to study possible gross effects on fetuses. Reproductive capabilities of irradiated male animals were tested for 1 year after the last exposure. None of these tests revealed any injury in the EMP-irradiated dogs. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES, *RADIATION EFFECTS, MALES, IRRADIATION, BONE MARROW, FEMALES, DOGS, BLOOD ANALYSIS, REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM


Subject Categories : Radiobiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE