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Mercury Vacuum Cleaner, Operational Test and Evaluation
AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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The Dental Investigation Service, USAFSAM, Brooks AFB, has outlined the need for a vacuum unit to be used in the Air Force dental clinics. The unit must be capable of effectively picking up mercury and at the same time not redistribute mercury vapors throughout the dental clinic during normal operations or mercury spill situations. The Dental Investigation Service selected the MRS-3, Minuteman Mercury Recovery System, product of American Cleaning Equipment Corporation as the mercury vacuum to be used for TE. The USAF OEHLECH was requested by the Dental Investigation Service to perform the TE on the MRS-3 for possible health hazards due to exposures of mercury vapors. Keywords Mercury vapors Air pollution.
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