• Obtain information on exposures occurring during operational procedures, including exposures to respirable aerosols of unburned fuels. Samples should be talon in the breathing zone of the service personnel. Breath analysis of exposed personnel is recommended to determine the extent of individual exposures to fuel vapors.

  • Conduct studies on the possible effects of high-level acute and low-level chronic exposure to military fuel vapors on the CNS, including the effects on the performance of personnel. At present, very little information exists. Anecdotal accounts do not provide adequate documentation of exposures leading to reduced performance.

  • Conduct further research on the effect of military fuel vapors on hepatotoxicity in experimental animals; this research would help to identify the NOAEL with greater confidence.



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