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Evaluation of possible microwave-induced lens changes in the United States Air Force.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1212147     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An Air Force examination team performed ophthalmologic examinations on 817 subjects in a double blind fashion. The subjects included 477 workers in the microwave radiation field and 340 control subjects with no known history of occupational exposure to microwave radiation. The intent of the study was to determine if a significant difference existed between the two groups for the presence of three lenticular findings equated with early cataract formation. No significant difference was found. Thus, this study does not support the contention that microwave exposure in the military environment is causing human cataracts at levels permitted by U.S. Safety Standards.
D E Shacklett; T J Tredici; D L Epstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aviation, space, and environmental medicine     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0095-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Publication Date:  1975 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-04-01     Completed Date:  1976-04-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501714     Medline TA:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1403-6     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Aerospace Medicine*
Age Factors
Cataract / etiology*
Microwaves / adverse effects*
Middle Aged

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