Accession Number : ADA508431


Title :   Environmental Health Assessment for Pyrotechnic Perchlorate Elimination/Mitigation Program for M118/M119 Simulators


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Sep 2009


Corporate Author : ARMY CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE APG MD HEALTH EFFECTS RESEARCH PROGRAM


Personal Author(s) : Williams, Larry ; Quinn, Jr , Michael J ; Eck, William S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a508431.pdf


Report Date : 11 Sep 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 87


Abstract : The Army EQT Ordnance Environmental Program (OEP) is dedicated to funding replacements for substances causing environmental and/or occupational risks to health. As part of this program, each work unit is evaluated for environmental and occupational health impacts. The primary purpose of this work unit (PYRO 06-08) is to eliminate potassium perchlorate from the flash composition of the formulations for the M118 and M119 simulators. These simulators are used in training to produce illumination or create a high-pitched whistle. The proposed formulations have successfully removed perchlorate from the mixtures, resulting in much more environmentally-friendly devices. The current formulations for the M118 and M119 simulators should continue in development.


Descriptors :   *PYROTECHNICS , *TOXICOLOGY , PERCHLORATES , POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS , SIMULATORS


Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Pyrotechnics
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE