Evaluating the Efficiency of Air Shower in Removing Lead from Army Combat Uniform Swatches Loaded with Gunshot Residue
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda United States
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Lead is a well-known toxicant and the exposure on indoor firing ranges presents a health risk to both range employees and shooters. Contaminated clothing spreads lead outside the range and creates a risk of take-home lead exposure of family members. To reduce the spread of lead several US Army indoor firing ranges have employed a new control air shower AS, although its effectiveness in this particular application has not been examined. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficiency of an air shower in removing gunshot-residue-specific lead from Army Combat Uniform ACU swatches and to examine a potential lead breakthrough across ACU material during AS application.
- Hygiene and Sanitation
- Military Forces and Organizations