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Bibliography of Reported Biological Phenomena ('Effects') and Clinical Manifestations

Attributed to Microwave and Radio-Frequency Radiation 1971 Report before they “whitewashed” the FACTS!

Naval Medical Research Institute

National Naval Medical Center

Bethesda, Maryland 20014, U.S.A.



Reported Biological Phenomena ("Effects") and Some Clinical Manifestations Attributed to Microwave and Radio-Frequency Radiation (See Note)


A. Heating of Organs* (Applications: Diathermy, Electro surgery, Electrocoagulation, Electrodessication, Electrotomy)

            1. Whole Body (temperature regulation defect), Hyperpyrexia

            2. Skin

            3. Bone and Bone Marrow

            4. (a) Lens of Eye (cataract lesions - due to the avascular nature of the lens which prevents adequate heat dissipation)

              (b) Corneal damage also possible at extremely high frequencies.

            5. Genitalia (tubular degeneration of testicles)

            6. Brain

            7. Sinuses

            8. Metal Implants (burns near hip pins, etc.)

            The effects are generally reversible except for 4a.

B. Changes in Physiologic Function

            1. Striated Muscle Contraction

            2. Alteration of Diameter of Blood Vessels (increased vascular elasticity), Dilation

            3. Changes in the Oxidative Processes in Tissues and Organs

            4. Liver Enlargement

            5. Altered Sensitivity to Drug Stimuli

            6. Decreased Spermatogenesis (decreased fertility, to sterility)

            7. Altered Sex Ratio of Births (more girls!)

            8. Altered Menstrual Activity

            9. Altered Fetal Development

            10. Decreased Lactation in nursing Mothers

            1l. Reduction in Diuresis (Ua+ excretion, via urine output)

            12. Altered Renal function (decreased filtration of tubules)

            13. Changes in Conditioned Reflexes

            14. Decreased Electrical Resistance of Skin

            15. Changes in the Structure of Skin Receptors of tie (a) Digestive, and (b) Blood-Carrying Systems

            16. Altered Blood Flow Rate

            17. Alterations In the Bio currents (EEG?) of the Cerebral Cortex (in animals)

            18. Changes In the Rate of Clearance of Tagged Ions from Tissue

            19. Reversible Structural Changes In the Cerebral Cortex and the Diencephalon

            20. Electrocardiographic (EKG) Changes

            21. Alterations In Sensitivity to Light, Sound, and Olfactory Stimuli

            22. Functional (a) and Pathological (b) Changes in the Eyes: (a) decrease in size of blind spot, altered color recognition, changes in intraocular pressure, lacrimation, trembling of eyelids, (b) lens opacity and coagulation, altered tissue respiration, and altered reduction-oxidation processes

            23. Myocardial Necrosis

            24. Hemorrhage in Lungs, Liver, Gut, and Brain At Fatal Levels of Radiation

            25. Generalized Degeneration of all Body Tissue At Fatal Levels of Radiation

            26. Loss of Anatomical Parts

            27. Death

            28. Dehydration

            29. Altered Rate of Calcification of Certain Tissue

C. Central Nervous System Effects

            1. Headaches

            2. Insomnia

            3. Restlessness (Awake and During Sleep)

            4. Electroencephalographic (EEG) Changes

            5. Cranial Nerve Disorders

            6. Pyramidal Tract Lesions

            7. Conditioned Reflex Disorders

            8. Vagomimetic Action of the Heart; Sympatico mimetic Action

            9. Seizures, Convulsions

D. Autonomic Nervous System Effects

            1. Neuro-vegetative Disorders (e.g., alteration of heart rhythm)

            2. Fatigue

            3. Structural Alterations in the Synapses of the Vagus Nerve

            4. Stimulation of Parasympathetic Nervous System (Bradycardia), and Inhibition of the Sympathetic Nervous System

E. Peripheral Nervous System Effects

            Effects on Locomotor Nerves

F. Psychological Disorders ("Human Behavioral Studies") - the so-called "Psychophysiological (and Psychosomatic) Responses"

            1. Neurasthenia- (general "bad" feeling)

            2. Depression

            3. Impotence

            4. Anxiety

            5. Lack of Concentration

            6. Hypochondria

            7. Dizziness

            8. Hallucinations

            9. Sleepiness

            10. Insomnia

            11. Increased Irritability

            12. Decreased Appetite

            13. Loss of Memory

            14. Scalp Sensations

            15. Increased Fatigability

            16. Chest Pain

            17. Tremor of the Hands

G. Behavioral Changes (Animal Studies)

            Reflexive, Operant, Avoidance, and Discrimination Behaviors

H. Blood Disorders

            (V = in vivo)

            (v = in vitro)

            Changes in:

            1. Blood and Bone Marrow

            2. Phagocytic (polymorphs) and Bactericidal Functions of ?

            3. Hemolysis Rate (increase), (a shortened lifespan of cells)

            4. Sedimentation Rate (increase), (due to changes in ? levels or amount of fibrinogen (?))

            5. Number of Lrythrocytes (decreased), also number of Lymph? test?

            6. Blood Glucose Concentration (increase)

            7. Blood Histamine Content

            8. Cholesterol and Lipids

            9. Gamma (also alpha and beta) Globulin, and Total Protein Concentration

            10. Number of Eosinophils

            11. Albumin/Globulin ratio (decrease)

            12. Hemopoiesis (rate of formation of blood corpuscles)

            13. Leukopenia (increase in number of white cells), and Leukocytosis

            14. Reticulocytosis

I. Vascular Disorders

            1. Thrombosis

            2. Hypertension

J. Enzyme and Other Biochemical Changes

            Changes in activity of:

                        1. Cholinesterase (V,v)

                        2. Phosphatase (v)

                        3. Transaminase (v)

                        4. Amylase (v)

                        5. Carboxydismutase

            6. Protein Denaturation

            7. Toxin, Fungus, and Virus Inactivation (at high radiation dose levels), Bacteriostatic Effect

            8. Tissue Cultures Killed

            9. Alteration In Rate of Cell Division

            10. Increased Concentration of RNA in Lymphocytes, and Decreased Concentration in Brain, Liver, and Spleen

            11. Changes in Pyruvic Acid, Lactic Acid, and Creatinine Excretions

            12. Change in Concentration of Glycogen in Liver (Hyperglycemia)

            13. Alteration in Concentration of 17- Ketosterolds in Urine

K. Metabolic Disorders

            1. Glycosuria (sugar in urine; related with blood sugar?)

            2. Increase in Urinary Phenol (derivatives? DOPA?)

            3. Alteration of rate of Metabolic Enzymatic Processes

            4. Altered Carbohydrate Metabolism

L. Gastro-Intestinal Disorders

            1. Anorexia (loss of appetite)

            2. Epigastric Pain

            3. Constipation

            4. Altered Secretion of Stomach "Digestive Juices"

M. Endocrine Gland Changes

            1. Altered Pituitary Function

            2. Hyperthyroidism

            3. Thyroid Enlargement

            4. Increased Uptake of Radioactive Iodine by Thyroid Gland

            5. Altered Adrenal Cortex Activity

            6. Decreased Corticosteroids in Blood

            7. Decreased Glucocorticoidal Activity

            8. Hypogonadism (usually decreased testosterone production)

N. Histological Changes

            1. Changes in Tubular Epithelium of Testicles

            2. Gross Changes

O. Genetic and Chromoscrtal Changes

            1. Chromosome Aberrations (e.g., linear shortening, pseudo chiasm, diploid structures, amitotic division, bridging, "sticky" chromosomes, irregularities in chromosomal envelope)

            2. Mutations

            3. Mongolism

            4. Somatic Alterations (changes in cell not involving nucleus or chromosomes, cellular transformation)

            5. Neoplastic Diseases (e.g., tumors)

P. Pearl Chain Effect (Intracellular orientation of subcellular particles, and orientation of cellular and other (non-biologic) particles)

            Also, orientation of animals, birds, and fish in electromagnetic fields

Q. Miscellaneous Effects

            1. Sparking between dental fillings

            2. Peculiar metallic taste in mouth

            3. Changes in Optical Activity of Colloidal Solutions

            4. Treatment for Syphilis, Poliomyelitis, Skin Diseases

            5. Loss of Hair

            6. Brittleness of Hair

            7. Sensations of Buzzing Vibrations, Pulsations, and Tickling About the Head and Ears

            8. Copious Perspiration, Salivation, and Protrusion of Tongue

            9. Changes in the Operation of Implanted Cardiac Pacemakers

            10. Changes in Circadian Rhythms


* It is also reported that low levels of irradiation produce a cooling effect - "hyper compensation".


Note: These effects are listed without comment or endorsement since the literature abounds with conflicting reports. In some cases the basis for reporting an "effect" was a single or a non-statistical observation which may have been drawn from a poorly conceived