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HHE Report No. HETA-91-161-2225, Denver Police Department, Denver, Colorado.

Authors
Lee-SA
Source
NIOSH 1992 May:14 pages
NIOSHTIC No.
00209048
Abstract
In response to a request from the Denver Police Department (SIC- 9221) in Denver, Colorado, an investigation was made into lead (7439921) exposures during the use of different ammunition on the firing range. Ventilation rates were measured and personal breathing zone air samples were collected for ten officers during the firing of .45 caliber pistols. Nonlead primers were not yet available for .45 caliber ammunition. Air lead exposure ranged from 1.0 to 16 micrograms/cubic meter (microg/m3). A slight improvement was noted in ventilation since an earlier NIOSH study had been performed at this site. The improvement resulted from the removal of a 3 foot high partition along the floor on the firing line. Three was still, however, turbulent air flow across the entire firing line and backflow in some of the shooting booths. The author concludes that there was no health hazard from lead overexposure at this site at this time, but recommends use of jacketed bullets, nonlead primers, and administrative controls to minimize lead exposures.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-91-161-2225; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Policemen; Lead-poisoning; Lead-dust; Occupational-exposure;
CAS No.
7439-92-1;
Publication Date
19920501
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
PB92-229145
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-91-161-2225
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
9221;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-91-161-2225, 14 pages, 16 references
State
CO; OH;
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