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Dr. Janis Hulla, Sacramento District senior toxicologist, is a member of a multidisciplinary team that is developing an instrument to warn military fuel handlers of unsafe exposure to naphthalene – a component of petroleum fuel vapor that may be carcinogenic.
Sacramento District scientist shrinks time and space to detect dangerous gas
10/4/2012 12:01:00 PM
U.S. Air Force fuel handlers wear the current belt pack version of the naphthalene dosimeter during testing. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District senior toxicologist Dr. Janis Hulla is part of a multidisciplinary team developing the device that could give instant warning of chemical overexposure.
Testing the belt pack prototype
10/3/2012 6:28:00 PM
A cutaway drawing of the naphthalene dosimeter prototype. This research project involves scientists from defense, academia and private enterprise. A special diode developed by Photon Systems Inc. of Covina, Calif., is at the heart of the device.
Inside the naphthalene detector
10/3/2012 6:25:00 PM
Dr. Janis Hulla, senior toxicologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, is part of team developing a small device to protect war-fighting fuel handlers from overexposure to a dangerous petroleum vapor.
Corps toxicologist works to protect U.S. war fighters
10/3/2012 6:22:00 PM