Accession Number : ADA182929

Title :   Combustion by-Products on F-4 Drogue Parachutes.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Poitrast,Bruce J ; Keller,William C ; Elves,Robert G

PDF Url : ADA182929

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Concerns of F-4 drogue parachute packers concerning cracking and peeling dry skin led to analysis of the parachutes for polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). F-4 drogue parachutes with varying numbers of deployments were analyzed for PAH. Results show a linear increase of PAH concentration with increasing deployments. Protective measures are suggested. Keywords: Coal Tar PNA; PAH Skin Cancer.

Descriptors :   *COAL TAR, *DROGUE PARACHUTES, DEPLOYMENT, PARACHUTE PACKS, PROTECTION, CRACKS, AROMATIC COMPOUNDS, HYDROCARBONS, CANCER, COMBUSTION PRODUCTS, AVIATION PERSONNEL, SKIN(ANATOMY)

Subject Categories : Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE