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Accession Number PB2013-106196
Title Potential Health Risks to DOD Firing-Range Personnel from Recurrent Lead Exposure.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 198p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract In light of improved knowledge about the hazards posed by occupational lead exposure, the Department of Defense (DOD) asked the National Research Council to evaluate potential health risks related to recurrent lead exposure of firing-range personnel. Specifically, DOD asked the National Research Council to determine whether current exposure standards for lead on DOD firing ranges protect their workers adequately and to evaluate potential risk-assessment options. In response to DODs request, the National Research Council convened the Committee on Potential Health Risks from Recurrent Lead Exposure of DOD Firing Range Personnel, which prepared this report. The members of the committee were selected for their expertise in general toxicology, inhalation toxicology, neurotoxicology, reproductive and developmental toxicology, immunotoxicology, toxicokinetics, epidemiology, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, exposure assessment, risk assessment, and biostatistics.
Keywords Exposure
Firearms
Firing ranges
Health hazard
Health risks
Lead compounds
Occupational safety and health
Small arms ammunition


 
Source Agency Secretary of Defense
National Academy of Science National Research Council
NTIS Subject Category 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
79G - Guns
79A - Ammunition, Explosives, & Pyrotechnics
Corporate Author National Research Council, Washington, DC. Division on Earth and Life Studies.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1314
Contract Number DOD-W81K04-11-D-0017

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