Accession Number:

AD0840898

Title:

MEASUREMENT OF THE RETENTION OF VARIOUS AEROSOLS IN THE RESPIRATORY TRACT USING A SCATTERED-LIGHT PARTICLE-COUNTER

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-08-16

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Exact information about the depth of penetration and the deposition of aerosols in the respiratory system is of fundamental importance for aerobiological problems. The different construction of the various mucosa components in the respiratory system as well as their special function must also be taken into consideration. How many particles of a certain fraction from the aerosol spectrum are laid down on specially resorptive membranes is therefore decisive as regards the biological hazard of an aerosol that is injurious to the health. The ability of an aerosol to penetrate the airways and the deposition of the particles depend essentially on the size of the individual particles.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE