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NCJ Number: 44509 Find in a Library
Title: REDUCTION OF AIRBORNE LEAD IN INDOOR FIRING RANGES BY USING MODIFIED AMMUNITION
Author(s): A A JUHASZ
Corporate Author: US Dept of Commerce
National Bureau of Standards
Law Enforcement Standards Laboratory
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Commerce
Washington, DC 20234
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Publication Number: NBS 480-26; SD CATALOG C13 10-480-26
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A STUDY WAS CONDUCTED TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DECREASING AIRBORNE LEAD CONTAMINATION AT FIRING RANGES BY MODIFYING THE AMMUNITION FIRED.
Abstract: A 38 SPECIAL POLICE REVOLVER WAS USED IN THE STUDY; FIRINGS WERE CONDUCTED IN A SPECIALLY DESIGNED CONTAINER WHICH ALLOWED TRAPPING OF PARTICULATE EFFLUENTS FROM THE WEAPON FOR SUBSEQUENT ANALYSIS. UNDER THE CONDITIONS OF THE EXPERIMENT, CONVENTIONAL 38 SPECIAL AMMUNITION YIELDED AN AVERAGE OF 5,640 MICROGRAMS OF LEAD PER ROUND AT THE POSITION OF THE SHOOTER. UNDER IDENTICAL CONDITIONS, EXPERIMENTAL AMMUNITION USING JACKETED SOFT-POINT PROJECTILES AND A SPECIAL NONLEAD-CONTAINING PRIMER COMPOSITION YIELDED AN AVERAGE OF 13 MICROGRAMS OF LEAD PER ROUND. THE DATA INDICATE A DECREASE OF THE PARTICULATE LEAD PRODUCED PER ROUND BY A FACTOR GREATER THAN 400. THE BALLISTIC CHARACTERISTICS OF AMMUNITION WERE ALSO EXAMINED. THE MANUFACTURE OF NO-LEAD PRIMERS WHICH WILL REPRODUCE THE INTERIOR BALLISTICS OF CONVENTIONALLY PRIMED AMMUNITION APPEARS TO BE WELL WITHIN THE STATE OF THE ART. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT).
Index Term(s): Ammunition; Police equipment; Testing and measurement
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