Accession Number:

ADA028926

Title:

Effects of Tests with Military Chemicals on the Mammals of Carroll Island.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jan 71-Apr 73,

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

Studies were conducted on Carroll Island, Baltimore County, Maryland, to determine if testing of chemical agents, simulants, and riot control agents had any adverse effect on the mammal populations. There was no evidence for an effect from data on distribution, carcass counts, vigor, teratologies, or reproduction. Data on population size and density indicated that the part where testing occurred supported populations either equal to or larger than that part where testing did not occur. However, the north end of the Pond 4 woods showed the lowest density for all species studied in spite of no obvious habitat differences from several other parts of the island. It is possible that testing was responsible since this is the closest woodlot downwind from the major test site. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE