School of Public Health
Occupational & Environmental Health Sciences
Background: Older yet still abundant munitions such as tetryl present easily forgotten health hazards and associated needs for worker protection.
Case presentation: Symptoms and findings from 22 workers who were exposed to tetryl are summarized.
Conclusions: This study highlights the health hazards from exposure to tetryl. Occupational health professionals need to maintain vigilance to protect workers from the risks of handling older munitions.
Digital Commons Citation
Alfaraj, Walla A.; McMillan, Brian; Ducatman, Alan M.; and Werntz, Charles L. III, "Tetryl Exposure: Forgotten Hazards Of Antique Munitions" (2016). Faculty & Staff Scholarship. 2234.
Alfaraj, W. A., McMillan, B., Ducatman, A. M., & Werntz, C. L. (2016). Tetryl exposure: forgotten hazards of antique munitions. Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 28(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40557-016-0102-7