Accession Number:

ADA055643

Title:

Infrared Radiation Hazard Evaluation of the Rotary Forge, Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet, New York, March-April 1978.

Descriptive Note:

Nonionizing radiation protection special study,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-06-07

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The rotary forge at Watervliet Arsenal was surveyed for infrared hazards on 9-10 March 1978. It was found that levels of infrared exceeding protection standards for 10-second exposures were present at distances less than approximately 3 meters from the radiation source. This radiation would, however, be easily detected by exposed personnel due to body heating and would not, therefore, present a serious health hazard due to whole-body heating. However, eye protection against infrared was deemed necessary due to possible cataract formation from repeated exposures. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE