U.S. Navy personnel who work on submarines are in an enclosed and isolated environment for days or weeks at a time when at sea. Unlike a typical work environment, they are potentially exposed to air contaminants 24 hours a day. To protect workers from potential adverse health effects due to those conditions, the U.S. Navy has established exposure guidance levels for a number of contaminants. The Navy asked a subcommittee of the National Research Council (NRC) to review, and develop when necessary, exposure guidance levels for specific contaminants. This volume, the third in a series, recommends 1-hour and 24-hour emergency exposure guidance levels (EEGLs) and 90-day continuous exposure guidance levels (CEGLs) for acetaldehyde, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen sulfide, and propylene glycol dinitrate.Although recent data indicate that U.S. submariners are a healthy population, some might be sensitive to particular air ... batteries, sanitary tanks, airconditioning and refrigeration systems, and a variety of maintenance and repair activities.
|Title||:||Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Selected Submarine Contaminants:|
|Author||:||Committee on Toxicology, Committee on Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Selected Submarine Contaminants, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2009-09-21|