Accession Number : ADA325187

Title :   Review of the U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency Toxicology Division.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA325187

Report Date : 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency (AEHA) supports the preventive medicine program of the Army, especially in the area of occupational health and environmental toxicology. AEHA receives numerous requests to evaluate potential toxicological hazards associated with Army materials. In response to such requests, AEHA develops and reviews toxicological data and makes recommendations of acceptable exposures to these materials based on their potential to produce toxic effects in humans. The U.S. Army1s Surgeon General's office requested the National Research Council's Committee on Toxicology (COT) to review the adequacy of the AEHA toxicology program. In response to this request, COT organized the Subcommittee on the U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency Toxicology Program. The subcommittee evaluated the AEHA processes by critically reviewing the written material that describes the processes leading to recommendations for safe handling of equipment and materials, including the selection of specific toxicological tests on materials or chemicals, the procedures of health hazard assessment, and the activities associated with quality assurance. The subcommittee believes its recommendations will improve and strengthen the AEHA toxicology program and help AEHA to aid the Army's efforts related to preventive medicine.

Descriptors :   *TOXIC HAZARDS, *PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, *HYGIENE, *TOXICOLOGY, *MILITARY HYGIENE, ENVIRONMENTS, HAZARDS, HUMANS, CHEMICALS, HEALTH, MATERIALS, TOXICITY, TEST METHODS, ARMY EQUIPMENT, SAFETY, QUALITY ASSURANCE, HANDLING, OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Hygiene and Sanitation
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE