Accession Number:

AD0676895

Title:

THE FUNGAL FLORA OF THE SUBMARINE ENVIRONMENT DURING PROLONGED SUBMERGENCE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-06-17

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Brief reviews are presented concerning present knowledge of the microscopic flora of the submarine environment, as well as the role of fungal and allergic disease among FBM submarine crews. Data are presented which indicate that the numbers of air-borne fungi are markedly reduced during the course of a submerged patrol, and that this reduction is probably due to the removal of fungi and spores from the air by the air revitalization equipment. It is concluded that fungi probably do not play a significant role in FBM crew morbidity.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE