Accession Number : ADA181365

Title :   Elimination of Airborne Lead Contamination from Caliber .22 Ammunition.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for period ending 1985,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER DOVER NJ CLOSE COMBAT ARMAMENTS CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Brands,Raymond

PDF Url : ADA181365

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Many indoor firing ranges have been ordered closed due to high levels of toxic airborne lead contamination. The source of much of this contamination is the caliber .22 rimfire ammunition used for marksmanship training. This program proved the feasibility of a non-toxic caliber .22 rimfire cartridge. Keywords: Caliber .22 ammunition; Indoor firing ranges; Airborne lead contamination; M16 rifles; M261 rimfire conversion kit.

Descriptors :   *LEAD(METAL), AIRBORNE, CONTAMINATION, GUNNERY, SKILLS, TOXICITY, TRAINING

Subject Categories : Air Pollution and Control
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE