Accession Number:

AD0655574

Title:

DUST EXPOSURE IN ARMORED VEHICLES

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1945-09-10

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Dust concentrations representing a wide variety of operating conditions and the free silica content of the respirable portions of dusts from operating areas were determined. These findings are considered in relation to the possible silicosis hazard among armored personnel. Owing to the low free silica content of the respirable dust, the flocculent nature of dust clouds and the limited duration of exposure, silicosis is unlikely in armored personnel as a result of their military operations. Dust generated by armored vehicles under extreme conditions of operation causes temporary discomfort and interferes with effective operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Combat Vehicles
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE