Jet Fuel Exposure and Neurological Health in Military Personnel
Annual rept. 1 Jul 2009 - 30 Jun 2000
HENRY M JACKSON FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MILITARY MEDICINE ROCKVILLE MD
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Jet propulsion fuel 8 JP8 has recently been recognized by the Department of Defense as the single larges chemical exposure for its personnel. the primary aim of the project OJENES, Occupational JP8 Exposure Neuroepidemiology study is to conduct an epidemiological field study to examine the relationship between JP8 fuel exposure and adverse neurological health in military personnel. The research objectives include 1 determination of the individual service members level of exposure ot JP8 components measured by specific biomarkers of exposure, and 2 examination of whether exposure to JP8 over a work week is significantly associated with hypothesized neurobehavioral and neurophysiologic performance outcomes. the project has two phases Tier I involves onsite exposure assessment to fully characterize JP98 exposure parameters in the military occupational filed setting required for the planned field study Tier II is the full0scale neuroepidemiology field study to examine predicted dose-collection and subsequent sample analyses fo the Tier I II phases have been completed Currently, nine manuscripts from Tier I and II are in press or in preparation.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Medicine and Medical Research