Written at the request of the U.S. Air Force and Congress, this book evaluates the potential health effects associated with deployment of the Ground Wave Emergency Network (GWEN), a communications system to be used in case of a high-altitude detonation of a nuclear device. The committee, composed of experts in biophysics, physics, risk assessment, epidemiology, and cancer, examines data from laboratory and epidemiologic studies of effects from electromagnetic fields to determine the likelihood of health effects being caused by the operation of a fully implemented GWEN system.http://www.nap.edu/catalog/2046.html EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESEARCH RELEVANT TO IDENTIFICATION OF HEALTH ... potential health effects of extremely-low-frequency (ELF) magnetic fields (50-60 Hz) encountered in occupational and residential settings. ... of wiring configuration to consider 344 cancer deaths of newborn to 18-yr-old children recorded in Denver, Colorado, between 1950 and 1973.
|Title||:||Assessment of the Possible Health Effects of Ground Wave Emergency Network|
|Author||:||Board on Radiation Effects Research, Committee on Assessment of the Possible Health Effects of Ground Wave Emergency Network (GWEN), National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Commission on Life Sciences|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 1993-01-01|