Accession Number : AD0757603

Title :   Problem Definition Study: Evaluation of Health and Hygiene Effects of the Disposal of Pesticides and Pesticide Containers,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH UNIT EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Thomas A.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : The disposal of Department of the Army (DA) surplus pesticides of all types presents serious problems. The report describes a study to determine if adequate, environmentally-sound methods for disposal exist. Significant among the various types of pesticides are large quantities of organochlorine insecticides and phenoxy acid herbicides. Thermal degradation or ground deposition are the disposal methods with the greatest potential for handling large quantities of material in these categories. Chemical treatment has disposal for decontamination of empty pesticide containers. Recommendations are made concerning research to determine the best methods of disposal. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*PESTICIDES, DISPOSAL), (*ARMY, PEST CONTROL), DECONTAMINATION, INSECTICIDES, HERBICIDES, SANITARY ENGINEERING, PUBLIC HEALTH, COMBUSTION, DECOMPOSITION

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE