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Comments on “Electric current and electric field induced in a human body when exposed to an incident electric field near the resonant frequency”

Bridges, William B. and King, Ronald W. P. (2001) Comments on “Electric current and electric field induced in a human body when exposed to an incident electric field near the resonant frequency”. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 49 (4). pp. 736-737. ISSN 0018-9480. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:BRIieeetmtt01

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[For original paper see R. W. P. King, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. 48, no. 9, pp. 147-53 (2000).] The author makes two observations on the original article. The commentator questions whether a seated person is well modeled as a right circular cylinder. The second observation is that King cites only microwave studies on mice to show that electromagnetic radiation causes malignancies. These studies themselves are widely disputed. He then uses simple dimensional scaling to show that 2.45 GHz for a mouse scales to 100 MHz for a man. Such a scaling law may be useful in calculating the resonant frequency for a human subject versus a mouse when treated as antennas, but such scaling is meaningless when the physics of a hypothetical carcinogenic process are unknown.


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Additional Information:© 2001 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received December 12, 2000.
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Official Citation:W. B. Bridges and R. W. P. King, "Comments on "Electric current and electric field induced in a human body when exposed to an incident electric field near the resonant frequency" [with reply]," in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 736-738, April 2001. doi: 10.1109/22.915455
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