The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc Bethesda United States
The primary aim of this project is to investigate the relationship between various modifiable factors and the absorption of permethrin as a result of wearing permethrin-treated Army Combat Uniforms ACU-Permethrin. The research objective is to examine the effect of body weightBMI and total energy expenditure on permethrin absorption and dose, as determined by measurement of urinary biomarkers 3PBA and cis- and trans-DCCA levels. There are two studies involved in our project the first is a study among Army recruits during Basic Training Study 1 and the second involves Army National Guard Soldiers during Annual Training Study 2. Data collection for Study 1 and for Study 2 was completed in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Data analyses and manuscript preparations are in progress.