Accession Number:

ADA327420

Title:

Health Risk Assessment of Consuming Deer from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Report and Appendices A-D

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1993-Sep 1994

Corporate Author:

ARMY CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

197.0

Abstract:

Aberdeen Proving Ground APG is a United States Army installation located on the western banks of the upper Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. The APG has been in operation for over 75 years with primary mission of research, development, and testing of munitions and military vehicles. As a results of APG being on the National Priorities List, an installation-wide health risk assessment is currently underway. As part of this health risk assessment, all potential human exposure pathways are being investigated to include the food chain. Hunters harvest approximately 800 whitetail deer from APG annually. To assure public safety, a study was completed by the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine USACHPPM to identify any potential human health hazards associated with consumption of deer harvested from APG. During the 1993 hunting season, scientists from USACHPPM collected 150 deer samples muscle and liver from hunters.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE