Accession Number : ADA303823

Title :   Toxic Hazards Research Unit Annual Report 1993.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 92-30 Sep 93,

Corporate Author : MANTECH ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Dodd, D. E. ; Smith, P. M.

PDF Url : ADA303823

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 232

Abstract : This report presents a review of the activities of the Toxic Hazards Research Unit (THRU) for the period 0 1 October 1992 through 30 September 1993. The THRU conducts descriptive, mechanistic, and predictive toxicology research and toxicological risk assessments to provide data to predict health hazards and to assess health risks associated with human exposure to chemicals and materials associated with military systems and operational environments. The report includes summaries of ongoing or completed research activities for the individual toxicology research requirements of the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy; highlights of the research support elements and conference activities of the THRU; and appendices that describe the THRU organization and its publications and presentations. The majority of the report describes the progress attained in toxicological studies on a wide variety of chemicals and materials to include tetrachloroethylene, iodotrifluoromethane, ammonium dinitramide, HCFC- 123, trichloroethylene, toluene, liquid propellant formulation 1846, vinyl chloride and trichloroethylene mixture, methylene chloride, MIL-H-19457C hydraulic fluid, acrolein and acrolein/Syloid 244 mixture, 1 ,3,3-trinitroazetidine, and 1,3,5-trinitrobenzene. The THRU also conducted research on lactational transfer and dermal absorption of chemicals, on toxicological risk assessment methods, and evaluated statistical methods for assessing military populations as a subgroup of the public at-large.

Descriptors :   *RISK, *HAZARDS, *TOXIC HAZARDS, *HEALTH, *EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), *TOXICOLOGY, TEST AND EVALUATION, REQUIREMENTS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, AIR FORCE, SYMPOSIA, CHEMICALS, POPULATION, MIXTURES, CHLORIDES, HUMAN BODY, ABSORPTION, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, METHYLENES, SKIN(ANATOMY), TRICHLOROETHYLENE, ETHYLENES, CHLORINE COMPOUNDS, VINYL RADICALS, TOLUENES, ACROLEINS.

Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE