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The origins of U.S. safety standards for microwave radiation

Steneck, NH; Cook, HJ; Vander, AJ; Kane, GL; (1980) The origins of U.S. safety standards for microwave radiation. Science , 208 (4449) pp. 1230-1237.

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Abstract

An analysis is made of the scientific research and values influencing the policy decisions that led to the adoption of the 1966 U.S. standard for exposure to microwave radiation. This analysis is used as a tool for understanding the problems faced by those who set standards. An effort is made to unravel the complex motivations that lay behind the adoption of the microwave standard. Based on the past record, it is suggested that standard setting remain distinct from basic scientific research and that adversary procedures be used only as a last resort in seeking consensus over a proposed standard.

Type: Article
Title: The origins of U.S. safety standards for microwave radiation
Additional information: Imported via OAI, 7:29:00 7th Oct 2006
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2222
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