Hydrazine Toxicology: Impact on Safety & Health in Military Aviation,
AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Hydrazine is a chemical of considerable military interest widely used as a rocket fuel and as a propellant for gas turbine generators. the Air Force Aerospace Medical Research laboratory has conducted extensive studies of the acute and chronic toxicity of hydrazine. In this paper, the protocol used for toxicological evaluation of potentially hazardous chemicals is briefly described pertinent data on acute effects are summarized and the results of a large scale oncogenic evaluation are reviewed. In the concluding section currently accepted guidelines for occupational medical management in the workplace are presented.