Accession Number : ADA338804

Title :   Female Reproductive Effects of Exposure to Jet Fuel at U.S. Air Force Bases

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Oct 96-14 Oct 97

Corporate Author : CINCINNATI UNIV OH

Personal Author(s) : Lemasters, Grace K.

PDF Url : ADA338804

Report Date : NOV 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : One of the prevalent exposures at all Air Force (AF) bases is to jet fuel. Total consumption ranks in the billions of gallons. Jet fuel is composed of aliphatic/aromatic hydrocarbons and traces of metals that have potential adverse effects on health including menstrual disorders infertility, spontaneous abortions, and fetal effects. The mean age of active enlisted female Air Force personnel is 27.6 This study ad- dresses whether or not women are experiencing menstrual systems related to their work place from fuel exposures. This study evaluates environments and internal dose measurements of jet fuel components during the course of each woman 5 usual work activities.

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), *FEMALES, *REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY), METALS, HORMONES, BENZENE, DETECTION, AIR, HEALTH, DOSAGE, AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, RESPIRATION, ABORTION, JET ENGINE FUELS, AIRPORTS, WOMEN, EPIDEMIOLOGY, ALIPHATIC HYDROCARBONS, AIR BREATHING, MENSTRUATION, EXHALATION.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE