Exposure of Police Officers to Microwave Radiation

Source:  Exposure of Police Officers to Microwave Radiation    Tag:  occupational exposure to radiation
OSHA  http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/radiofrequencyradiation/fnradpub.html
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Division of Biomedical and Behavioral Science
and
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies

4676 Columbia Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45226
June 1995
National Technical Information Service (NTIS) Publication Number PB95-261350
Occupational Exposure of Police Officers to Microwave Radiation
 From Traffic Radar Devices

 In August 1992, a Congressional hearing was convened by Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, Chairman of the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Consumer and Environmental Affairs of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, on the safety of police traffic radar devices. Congress subsequently directed the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to study the cancer incidence among law enforcement officers who had used traffic radar devices. 

The purpose of an epidemiologic study would be to determine whether police officers who use radar guns are at an increased risk of disease, specifically, testicular cancer. Several types of epidemiologic study designs, including cohort mortality, incidence, and  case-control , were considered. Each of these study designs has advantages and limitations. NIOSH investigators contacted police officers from several states, as well as officials of other federal agencies and selected state health departments, to assess whether existing data sources (such as historical police records and cancer incidence registries) would support an epidemiologic study.

To read the full summery of this study visit  http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/radiofrequencyradiation/fnradpub.html