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  2. Review of Microwave Radiofrequency Biological Effects - Thermal and Nonthermal - Air Force Review Declassified
The study of human exposure to radiofrequency/microwave (RF/MW) radiation has been the subject of widespread investigation and analysis. It is known chat electromagnetic radiation has a biological effect on human tissue. An attempt has been made by researchers to quantify the effects of radiation exposure on the human body and to set guidelines for safe exposure levels. A review of the pertinent findings is presented along with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recommended safety standard (C95.1-1982) and the United States Air Force permissible exposure limit for RF/140 radiation (AFOSH Standard 161-9, 12 Feb 87). An overview of research conducted in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe is also included in this report.