Assessing Physiological Response to Toxic Industrial Chemical Exposure in Megacities
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U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research Fort Detrick United States
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Megacitiesurban areas with populations of ten million or greaterand other dense urban environments are emerging and growing globally, posing new challenges for U.S. military operations. The United States U.S. military can be better positioned for potential future operations within megacities as part of a joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational team by increasing its understanding of megacity environments Harris et al., 2014. Chemical exposures pose risk to the health and readiness of Service Members operating in these environments. The Naval Research Laboratory NRL prioritized a list of the top 30 chemicals of concern for global military operations based on physical characteristics and available toxicology data Sutto,2015. Occupational exposure to these chemicals increases risk of developing adverse health effects during mission operations or post-deployment.
- Physical Chemistry