Accession Number : ADP001884

Title :   Cadmium Levels in Submarine Atmospheres and Methods for Its Detection and Monitoring,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Personal Author(s) : Bowman,Jeffrey S. ; Bondi,Kenneth R.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Several years ago, samples of scalp hair were collected by an NSMRL investigator at the beginning and end of a Fleet Ballistic Missile submarine patrol. When the hair samples were analyzed, cadmium levels were found, which were determined to be many times reference population levels . Air samples were collected and analyzed for several toxic contaminants, which should indicate whether or not atmospheric contamination is present in any areas of the submarines, as well as at any of the control sites sampled. There appear to be no problems, atmospherically, aboard the submarines or at the control sites.

Descriptors :   *Submarine atmospheres, Toxic hazards, Cadmium, Submarine personnel, Air, Sampling, Contaminants, Detection, Monitoring, Concentration(Chemistry), Controlled atmospheres, Pollutants, Hair, Nuclear powered submarines, Submarine equipment, Military medicine

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE