US National Research Council – Toxicity of Military Smokes and Obscurants, Volume 1

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US National Research Council – Toxicity of Military Smokes and Obscurants, Volume 1

A variety of smokes and obscurants have been developed and used to screen armed forces from view, signal friendly forces, and mark positions. Smokes are produced by burning or vaporizing particular products.

Following concerns over exposure during training, the Office of the Army Surgeon General requested that the US National Research Council (NRC) review data on the toxicity of smokes and obscurants and recommend exposure guidance levels. Volume 1 evaluates data on the toxicity of four obscurant smokes: fog oil, diesel fuel, red phosphorus, and hexachloroethane. Toxicity data and exposure guidance levels for other smokes and obscurants are presented in subsequent volumes.

 

Summary 1-10 (skim)
1 – Introduction 11-25 (skim)
2 – Diesel-Fuel Smoke 26-59 (skim)
3 – Fog-Oil Smoke 60-97 (skim)
4 – Red Phosphorous Smoke 98-126 (skim)
5 – Hexachloroethane Smoke 127-160 (skim)

Source: National Academies Press

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