MRAP trucks' glass debris is hazardous to troops.

Author:Erwin, Sandra I.
Position:WASHINGTON PULSE: NEWS FROM INSIDE THE BELTWAY
 
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The heavily armored trucks that U.S. troops drive in Iraq save lives and limbs every day, according to military officials. But they can cause long-term health problems, according to the Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned. In a safety alert published last month, the center warned that ballistic glass powder that is created when MRAPs (mine resistant ambush protected vehicles) arc struck by explosively formed projectiles can create safety and health hazards to personnel in...

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