Accession Number : AD1036923


Title :   Evaluating the Efficiency of Air Shower in Removing Lead from Army Combat Uniform Swatches Loaded with Gunshot Residue


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda United States


Personal Author(s) : Tsepelev,Andrey V


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1036923.pdf


Report Date : 25 Mar 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 176


Abstract : Lead is a well-known toxicant and the exposure on indoor firing ranges presents a health risk to both range employees and shooters. Contaminated clothing spreads lead outside the range and creates a risk of take-home lead exposure of family members. To reduce the spread of lead several US Army indoor firing ranges have employed a new control air shower (AS), although its effectiveness in this particular application has not been examined. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficiency of an air shower in removing gunshot-residue-specific lead from Army Combat Uniform (ACU) swatches and to examine a potential lead breakthrough across ACU material during AS application.


Descriptors :   digestive system processes , public health , environmental protection , statistical analysis , particulate matter , air pressure , protective clothing , air force personnel , hygiene , test methods , controlled environment


Subject Categories : Hygiene and Sanitation
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE