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Department of Defense Enhanced Particulate Matter Surveillance Program (EPMSP)

@inproceedings{Engelbrecht2008DepartmentOD,
  title={Department of Defense Enhanced Particulate Matter Surveillance Program (EPMSP)},
  author={Johann P. Engelbrecht and E. McDonald and John A. Gillies and Alan W. Gertler},
  year={2008}
}
Abstract : The purpose of the study was to provide US Central Command (USCENTCOM) with scientifically founded information on the chemical and physical properties of dust collected at deployment locations within their Area of Responsibility (AOR). Results from this program are available to the Department of Defense s Occupational and Health Physicians, as well as environmental health professionals, to assist them in assessing the potential human health risks from exposure to ambient particulate… 
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