Accession Number:

AD0784232

Title:

Airborne Fungal Spores in Nuclear Submarines,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROYAL NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH COMMITTEE LONDON (ENGLAND)

Report Date:

1972-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The visible presence of fungal growth in certain areas of nuclear submarines has given rise to concern amongst the crews. The airborne spore population was investigated to determine the medical significance of such growths and the methods used are described. It is concluded that no medical hazards are associated with the presence of fungal growths, but that action is necessary to deal with the material deterioration caused by the growths. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE