Accession Number : ADP008713

Title :   Short-Term Exposure Guidelines for Emergency Response: The Approach of the Committee on Toxicology,

Corporate Author : LOVELACE BIOMEDICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST ALBUQUERQUE NM INHALATION TOXICOLOGY RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Henderson, Rogene F.

Report Date : JAN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : For over 40 years, the Committee on Toxicology (COT) of the National Research Council (NRC) has, upon request, advised the Department of Defense (DoD) on the ceilings for guidance for single emergency exposure conditions (i.e., an occurrence expected to be infrequent in the lifetime of a person). The levels are not intended for conditions that are to be repeated on a regular basis. The guidance levels are for military personnel operating under emergency conditions whose circumstances are peculiar to military operations.The guidance levels should never be considered as standards for the general population. Under some circumstances, DoD asks COT for guidance levels for short-term emergency exposures that may affect the general public. Such guidance levels are for one-time, single exposures under emergency conditions and are adjusted for the difference in the population of the general compared to the military. Finally COT also provides, upon request, guidance levels for continuous exposures (up to 90 days) of military personnel in atmospheres specific to military operations (e.g., submarines). NRC has published seven volumes giving recommended guidance level for 37 chemicals

Descriptors :   *TOXICOLOGY, *EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY PERSONNEL, MILITARY OPERATIONS, EMERGENCY RATIONS.

Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE