Accession Number:

ADA525515

Title:

An Evaluation of the Eclox Chemiluminescence Test, Hach Pesticide/Nerve Agent Test Strips, and Agri-Screen Test Tickets

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FORT DETRICK MD

Report Date:

2010-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

The United States Army Center for Environmental Health Research USACEHR has developed an Environmental Sentinel Biomonitor ESB system to test Army drinking water supplies for the presence of toxic industrial chemicals TICs. One of the technologies considered for inclusion in the ESB system was the Eclox Chemiluminescence Test, which, along with the PesticideNerve Agent PNA Test Strip is available as part of the Hach Eclox Rapid Response Water Toxicity Kit. The Eclox test and PNA Test Strips are simple, rapid tests with sturdy packaging and materials, and the reagents used are stable for up to one year. However, the Eclox and PNA Test Strip combination responded to only 2 of 21 chemicals in the desired sensitivity range between the military exposure guideline and human lethal concentrations for each chemical.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE