Chaulya, S.K. and Prasad, G.M. (2016) Applications of Microwave Technology and its Health Effects. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ICT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, 2 (8). pp. 1-14. ISSN 2395 4841

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Microwaves are non-ionizing electromagnetic waves with frequencies between 0.3 and 300 GHz. They interact with human body and may cause disease cancer. Both humans and microorganisms living on the human body are exposed to significant doses of microwave radiation in everyday life. The most extensive use of microwave signals are in satellite communication, radar, mobile phone, cooking food, medical treatments and navigational applications. Television signals are also transmitted around globe by satellites using microwaves relays. With the rapid development of electronic technologies, anxiety regarding the potential health hazards induced by microwave radiation has been growing in recent years. As the fourth largest source of pollution after air, water and noise, microwave radiation induces many biological effects. Studies on the effects of microwave radiation on brain energy metabolism have aroused great concern. The brain is one of the most sensitive target organs for microwave radiation. Energy metabolism disorders do play an important role during the process of microwave radiation-induced brain damage. Microwave radiations effect human body in different ways. This paper enumerates the applications of microwave in different fields and possible effects of radio frequency electromagnetic field signals and microwave radiations emerging from cell towers on human health.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microwave radiation, Electromagnetic field, Non-ionizing and ionizing radiation, Health effects of radiation
Subjects: Instrumentation
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2017 10:52
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 10:52

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