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Occupational Exposure of Police Officers to Microwave Radiation from Traffic Radar Devices.


PB95261350

Publication Date 1995
Personal Author Lotz, W. G.; Rinsky, R. A.; Edwards, R. D.
Page Count 44
Abstract A feasibility assessment was conducted to determine whether an epidemiologic study of the incidence of testicular cancer in police officers using traffic radar was possible. Extensive assessments of exposure to microwave radiation emitted from traffic radar devices were conducted under a variety of conditions. These assessments indicated that present day exposures of law enforcement officers were consistent with published studies reporting low exposures. Police officers from several states, as well as officials of other federal agencies and selected state health departments, were contacted to assess whether existing data sources would support an epidemiological study. Several problems emerged which limit severely the ability to conduct a successful and scientifically valid epidemiologic study of radar gun use and risk of testicular cancer. These included the low incidence of testicular cancer, the lack of a national tumor registry from which cases could be identified, and the lack of a record system which could specifically identify police officers exposed to traffic radar, or the type and amount of radar exposure. The authors offer several recommendations to reduce exposures during use of traffic radar devices.
Keywords
  • Microwave radiation
  • Radiation effects
  • Police
  • Radar
  • Health hazards
  • Occupational exposure
  • Cancer
  • Reproductive system
  • Risk factors
  • Occupation safety and health
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57V - Radiobiology
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68F - Radiation Pollution & Control
  • 94D - Job Environment
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199523
Occupational Exposure of Police Officers to Microwave Radiation from Traffic Radar Devices.
Occupational Exposure of Police Officers to Microwave Radiation from Traffic Radar Devices.
PB95261350

  • Microwave radiation
  • Radiation effects
  • Police
  • Radar
  • Health hazards
  • Occupational exposure
  • Cancer
  • Reproductive system
  • Risk factors
  • Occupation safety and health
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57V - Radiobiology
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68F - Radiation Pollution & Control
  • 94D - Job Environment
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