Human leukocyte functions and the U.S. safety standard for exposure to radio-frequency radiation

Science  15 Apr 1983:
Vol. 220, Issue 4594, pp. 318-320
DOI: 10.1126/science.6188214


Human mononuclear leukocytes were exposed to microwaves at energies relevant to current public safety recommendations. No detectable effects on viability or function of the leukocytes resulted from exposure to microwaves at specific absorption rates up to 4 milliwatts per milliliter. The results were highly reproducible and provided no evidence that current safety standard recommendations are inappropriate insofar as leukocyte function is concerned.