Accession Number:

ADB263804

Title:

Human Health Risk Assessment Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

INST FOR ENVIRONMENT SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH RISK ANALYSIS BROOKS AFB TX RISK ANALYSIS DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2000-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

A human health risk assessment HRA was completed to evaluate environmental samples air, soil and water collected between 1996 and 1999, quantify risks to military personnel deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base PSAB based upon that data set, and identify environmental surveillance strengths and weaknesses. In addition to the HRA, a cursory review of air particulate matter was accomplished. This assessment did not evaluate nuclear, biological, or chemical weapon exposure. Particulate matter sample results are higher than the established national ambient air quality standards for the US. Further evaluation is needed to better assess the potential health impact. Sample results were screened to identify contaminants of potential concern COPC. During the screening process, the results were compared to the United States Environmental Protection Agency USEPA, Region III Risk Based Concentration RBC values. In total, 20 COPC were identified for further evaluation. The HPA performed on the 20 COPC resulted with risk values that are within the acceptable range considered safe by the USEPA. Although there are questions about the representativeness of the data, the results of the HRA suggest that personnel assigned andor deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base for up to 2 years should not have negative impact on their health due to the environment

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE