Guidance for diving in contaminated waters.

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dc.contributor.author NAVSEA
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-20T14:38:11Z
dc.date.available 2008-02-20T14:38:11Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation SS521-AJ-PRO-010 en
dc.identifier.govdoc SS521-AJ-PRO-010
dc.identifier.govdoc 0910-LP-751-2700
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/6158
dc.description Citation Status: Active; Citation Classification: Unclassified; Title Classification: Unclassified; Report Classification: Unclassified; Identifier Classification: Unclassified; Abstract Classification: Unclassified; Distribution Limitation(s): 01 - APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; Information provided by the Department of Defense and the Defense Technical Information Center (http://www.dtic.mil/) is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested. en
dc.description.abstract USN Manual: 1-1 INTRODUCTION Contaminated water is defined as water which contains any chemical, biological, or radioactive substance which poses a chronic or acute health risk to exposed personnel. Some degree of contamination and/or pollution is evident in practically every body of water in the world. The contamination may be naturally occurring or come from a variety of sources including terrorist acts, leaking vessels, industrial discharges and/ or sewer effluent. However, much of the contamination that enters the water is not readily apparent. The biggest concern is from relatively enclosed bodies of water, such as lakes, rivers, or harbors which are within close proximity to large populations and wrecks, where contamination can accumulate and/or concentrate. These contaminants could present a potential health risk to Navy divers and may additionally impact mission and operational readiness. The effects on personnel may become evident immediately (acute) or may be delayed for many years (chronic) especially in the case of exposures to carcinogenic substances. For most microbiological exposure, illness will not develop for several hours after diving and could possibly be delayed for days. With the exception of chemical/biological warfare agents, acute toxicity and/or incapacitation is unexpected for most chemical exposures. However, chronic sub-toxic exposure to a variety of chemical hazards may effect illnesses such as cancer, neurodegenerative disease, hormonal disregulation and others. en
dc.description.sponsorship US NAVY en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND en
dc.subject DECONTAMINATION en
dc.subject HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING en
dc.subject PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT en
dc.subject DIVING en
dc.subject BREATHING APPARATUS en
dc.subject STABILITY en
dc.subject NAVAL PERSONNEL en
dc.subject HUMANS en
dc.subject TOXICITY en
dc.subject OXYGEN en
dc.subject SAFETY en
dc.subject RESPIRATION en
dc.subject MEDICAL PERSONNEL en
dc.subject JOINTS(ANATOMY) en
dc.subject UNDERWATER en
dc.subject Contaminated Water en
dc.subject Protective equipment en
dc.subject pathogen contamination en
dc.subject chemical contamination en
dc.subject Microbiology en
dc.subject Water Pollution en
dc.subject biological en
dc.subject radioactive en
dc.title Guidance for diving in contaminated waters. en
dc.type Technical Report en

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