Accession Number : AD0902008

Title :   Evaluation of Health Hazards in Building M-9, Defense Personnel Support Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8, 16 and 21 March 1972.

Descriptive Note : Industrial hygiene special study (Final),

Corporate Author : ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Bishop, Ronald M.

Report Date : 19 JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : This special study was performed to determine the presence and extent of any adverse environmental conditions which may result in a health hazard in Bldg M-9. It included an evaluation of the ventilation systems and measurements of temperature, humidity, dustiness, lighting and indoor atmospheric contamination. The ventilation systems were not balanced and a cross-contamination, of internal combustion engine exhaust products, between the adjacent maintenance shop (Bldg 30) and section 3-F is probable. Additionally, the dust concentration in section 3-F exceeded the extrapolated dustiness limit. Temperature and humidity remained relatively constant. Recommendations are made to rebalance the ventilation systems and prevent engine exhaust products and roof dust from entering section 3-F. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BUILDINGS), (*AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT, AIR POLLUTION), (*AIR POLLUTION, CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES, EXHAUST GASES, TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, DUST, CONTAMINATION, VENTILATION FANS, VENTS, INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES, COMBUSTION PRODUCTS, WASTE GASES, HAZARDS, ODORS, AMMONIA, CARBON MONOXIDE, NITROGEN OXIDES, INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE, SAMPLING, PARTICLES, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), AIR FILTERS, PARTICLE SIZE, DISTRIBUTION, GAS FLOW.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE