In 1977, the Royal Australian Air Force commenced a series of Deseal / Reseal (DSRS) programs on the fuel tanks of F-111 aircraft. These programs were implemented to correct fuel leaks inside the F-111 fuel tanks. A number of concerns were raised about health outcomes in personnel who worked on these programs.This report builds on previous findings from studies on mortality and cancer incidence of personnel who worked on the DSRS programs. The report will be a valuable resource for policy makers, program managers and health professionals interested in health outcomes of military personnel.
ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978 1 74024 866 2; Cat. no. CAN 41; 22pp.; Internet only
AIHW 2009. Third study of mortality and cancer incidence in aircraft maintenance personnel: a continuing study of F-111 Deseal/Reseal personnel 2009. Cancer series no. 45. Cat. no. CAN 41. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 20 February 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468215>.