Accession Number:

ADA175274

Title:

A Health and Environmental Effects Data Base Assessment of U.S. Army Waste Material, Phase 2

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 4 Apr 1984-4 Mar 1986 on Phase 2

Corporate Author:

CARLTECH ASSOCIATES INC COLUMBIA MD

Report Date:

1986-03-04

Pagination or Media Count:

452.0

Abstract:

Substances used by the U.S. Army on a regular basis in accomplishing their missions of training, defense and weapons development have a wide range of uses, storage and disposal methods. Humans and the environment may be exposed to them in varying amounts. Proper research planning requires knowledge of gaps in health and environmental data on those compounds. CARLTECH was contracted to develop a data base on health and environmental effects of waste materials generated by the U.S. Army. The project was divided into two phases Phase I which consisted of identification of Army-unique materials for inclusion in the data base. Phase II which consisted of researching, aggregating and reporting data on physical, chemical, health and environmental properties of the substances. This report covers Phase II efforts. Sixty-one substances were studied during Phase II of this project. Data on chemical and physical properties, Army and other uses, analytical methods, health effects, environmental effects, standards and regulations, and disposal methods were obtained on each substance researched. Results of this project with respect to data gaps are presented below. Physical and chemical data analytical methods and health effects areas had the better data coverage. Twenty substances had insufficient direct health effects data and were characterized using structural analogues. Additional research is required for these 20 substances.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE