Accession Number : ADP008715

Title :   Developmental Medical Research on Liquid Gun Propellants,

Corporate Author : ARMY BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB FORT DETRICK MD

Personal Author(s) : Parmer, David L. ; Palmer, Winifred G. ; Smart, David A. ; Finch, Robert A.

Report Date : JAN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A research program is described that addresses exposure and health effects potential for a future liquid propellant artillery system. The principal focus of the study is the prediction of health effects based upon hypothetical weapons system combat and training scenarios. Accidental spills of the liquid propellant are expected to be the principal mode of exposure. The swine dermal model is the principal assay used for identifying health effects arising from accidental spill situations. The study was initiated by the development of procedures for collection of data on humans accidentally exposed during the weapons system research and development phase. This information, as well as information from completed toxicology studies, was shared with industry and government participants for worker protection and for the development of a medical surveillance plan. System description scenarios were developed at an early stage in order to integrate human exposure data and animal toxicology studies into assessments of potential risks. Subsequent updates to these scenarios often led to changes in the toxicology studies in an iterative fashion

Descriptors :   *LIQUID GUN PROPELLANTS, *MEDICAL RESEARCH, PUBLIC HEALTH, HAZARDS, ARTILLERY, COSTS, COMBAT VEHICLES.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE