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Main Title Toxicological Studies of Smoke Obscurants.
Author Gardner, D. E. ; Harris, J. A. ; Hiteshew, M. E. ; Davies, D. W. ; Grose, E. C. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Northrop Services, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/D-84-127;
Stock Number PB84-195288
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Lubricating oils ; Smoke screens ; Air pollution ; Military operations ; Exposure ; Concentration(Composition) ; Humans ; Chemical analysis ; Laboratory aniamls ; Aerosols ; Tests ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Air pollution effects(Animals) ; High performance liquid chromatography
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-195288 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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An exposure facility was designed and constructed to support health effect studies of inhaled smoke obscurants generated from light lubricating oils. Concentrations are monitored using gravimetric filter sample analysis and continuous RAM-1 aerosol monitors. Chemical consistency of the test atmospheres is monitored by observing the relative stability of fractions of the oil as measured by high performance liquid chromatographic analysis of collected aerosol samples. Toxicological parameters investigated include: Clinical chemistry (i.e. bilirubin, cholinesterase, LDH, SGOT and SGPT), and hematology immunology (i.e. natural killer cell activity and lymphocyte response to mitogens); protein content of pulmonary lavage fluid; pulmonary free cells (i.e. viability, phagocytic rates, and differential counts); pathology; cardiopulmonary physiology on unanesthetized animals studying dynamic responses such as lung compliance, airway resistance, electrocardiograms and blood gases; pulmonary physiology of anesthetized rats including lung volumes, diffusion capacity of CO, and nitrogen washout.