Accession Number:

ADA955626

Title:

Chlordane Contamination of Government Quarters and Personal Property, Webb AFB, Texas

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB KELLY AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-03-12

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

A substantial quantity of 2 Chlordane insecticide emulsifiable solution was introduced into the heating ducts of two Capehart type housing units at Webb AFB, Texas on 12 March 1970. The insecticide was being used as a subslab termite control agent in accordance with AFM 85-7 8-16, when it was accidentally introduced into the heating ducts formed within the concrete slab. Several hours after the treatments in the heating systems were thermostatically activated and distributed the pesticide as an aerosol and vapors throughout the housing units during the night. Conclusions and recommendations are included in this report.

Subject Categories:

  • Pesticides Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE