Accession Number:

ADA605600

Title:

Department of Defense Enhanced Particulate Matter Surveillance Program (EPMSP)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DESERT RESEARCH INST RENO NV

Report Date:

2008-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the study was to provide US Central Command USCENTCOM with scientifically founded information on the chemical and physical properties of dust collected at deployment locations within their Area of Responsibility AOR. Results from this program are available to the Department of Defense s Occupational and Health Physicians, as well as environmental health professionals, to assist them in assessing the potential human health risks from exposure to ambient particulate matter at Middle East military bases. In addition, data on dust will allow for an assessment of its harmful effect on military equipment. Examples from this study of major and trace element chemistry as well as mineralogy and other physical properties of dust are presented in this report. To fully understand mineral dusts, their chemical and physical properties as well as mineralogical interrelationships need to be understood. This Enhanced Particulate Matter Surveillance Program EPMSP demonstrates the benefits of integrating analytical results from complementary disciplines towards a better understanding of mineral dusts and other aerosols, as encountered at Forward Operating Bases and Forward Operating Sites FOBFOS.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE