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Title: Mercury vacuum cleaner operational test and evaluation

The Dental Investigation Service, USAFSAM, Brooks AFB, has outlined the need for a vacuum unit to be used in the Air Force dental clinics. The unit must be capable of effectively picking up mercury and at the same time not redistribute mercury vapors throughout the dental clinic during normal operations or mercury-spill situations. The Dental Investigation Service selected the MRS-3, Minuteman Mercury Recovery System, product of American Cleaning Equipment Corporation as the mercury vacuum to be used for T E. The USAF OEHL/ECH was requested by the Dental Investigation Service to perform the T E on the MRS-3 for possible health hazards due to exposures of mercury vapors.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5569218
Report Number(s):
AD-A-209791/3/XAB; USAFOEHL--81-09
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Air Force Occupational and Environmental Health Lab., Brooks AFB, TX (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; DENTISTRY; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SPILLS; MERCURY; AIR POLLUTION; CLEANING; INDOOR AIR POLLUTION; MATERIALS RECOVERY; VAPORS; CONTROL; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; GASES; MANAGEMENT; MEDICINE; METALS; POLLUTION; POLLUTION CONTROL; PROCESSING; RECOVERY; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING 500200* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989)