Accession Number : AD0923285

Title :   Occupational Health Special Study, Newport Army Ammunition Plant, Newport, Indiana 47966.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 6 Aug 73-10 Apr 74,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Morton, Arthur R. ; Ranadive, Manmohan V.

Report Date : 25 OCT 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Special medical surveillance tests for workers exposed to trinitrotoluene (TNT) at Newport Army Ammunition Plant were instituted because of reported worker symptoms and illnesses. Although several improvements in the TNT fill and pack operations were implemented during the course of this study, an analysis of the medical surveillance data revealed significant adverse physiological effects at what had generally been considered safe levels of TNT exposure. Recommendations to more adequately protect the health of workers against TNT throughout the Army include: (1) More frequent medical surveillance of potentially exposed workers, (2) Specific guidance on types of medical surveillance tests to be performed, and (3) Specific guidance for medical monitoring and follow up of workers with abnormal test results.

Descriptors :   *TOXIC TOLERANCES), (*TNT, (*AIR POLLUTION, TNT), DISTRIBUTION, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, MUNITIONS INDUSTRY, PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE, MEDICAL EXAMINATION, MONITORING, BLOOD ANALYSIS, BLOOD CHEMISTRY, ANEMIAS, RESPIRATION, SKIN(ANATOMY), TASTE, ENZYMES, LACTIC DEHYDROGENASE, TOXICITY, DEMOGRAPHY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, RECOVERY, DUST CONTROL, HEMATOCRIT, HEMOGLOBIN, PERSONNEL, PUBLIC HEALTH, URINE, TEST METHODS.

Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE