Effects of Carbon Monoxide on Personnel
ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL
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New weapons and the vehicles on which they mount have and will continue to become increasingly complex. These weapons are potentially more demanding, and challenges need to be addressed. One important challenge is the need to accurately monitor and control the amount of toxic substances, generated by weapon systems, that may endanger the soldiers who will operate the systems. Toxic fumes generated from various sources can have debilitating effects on the efficiency of occupants and operators of vehicles and ground equipment. The insidious nature of these effects underscores the necessity for detecting, measuring, and eliminating these hazards to the extent possible. The overall problem that must be addressed is the potential exposure of soldiers to carbon monoxide, ammonia, oxides of sulfur, oxides of nitrogen, lead fumes, and other harmful substances. The exposures are likely to be relatively intense above present Federal standards for occupational exposure, brief 1 hour or less, and rapidly repeated as often as six times daily for periods as long as 14 days. Such exposures may occur when soldiers are trained to use various weapon systems or while in combat.
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