The Relationship Between Doctrine for Tactical Smoke Use and Exposure Potential: Priorities for Conducting Smoke Exposure Assessment Studies
Technical rept. Oct 1988-Dec 1991,
ARMY BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB FORT DETRICK MD
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Soldiers exposure to smoke is inherently tied to U.S. Army operational concept and doctrine for smoke use. The extent of exposure is complicated by the types of smoke used, their toxicity, frequency, duration, and airborne concentrations. While the employment of smoke provides advantages to military operations throughout the battlefield, the potential hazards from soldiers exposure resulting in injuries and performance decrements are important concerns. This report provides an understanding of current smoke use scenarios, outlines those health hazard considerations, and defines the needs and priority plan for exposure assessment to smoke. A four-point research plan described a system of priority for health hazard assessment on smoke materials. Supplementary information is provided to support the premise of this research plan.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics