lowering of the resistance to infection. Common sense is needed when providing
ventilation. No amount of overventilation can compensate for overcrowding;
furthermore, overventilation may cause chilling and do more harm than good.
d. Lack of adequate ventilation can result in some or all of the following
(1) An increase in carbon dioxide and a decrease in oxygen.
(2) Additional dust.
(3) Fumes, gases, and vapors.
(4) An increase in temperature.
(5) An increase or decrease in moisture.
e. Poor ventilation will result in stale, stagnant air. Simply stated, ventilation is
important for the comfort and health of the troops.
2-12. DUST CONTROL
Dust particles carry some germs. Disease organisms from the nose and throat
cling to the dust particles and may transmit infection by the airborne route if proper dust
control measures are not carried out. To avoid raising dust, dry sweeping should be
avoided; water, wet sawdust, or sweeping compound should be used. Mopping can be
substituted for sweeping. Oiling of unfinished wood floors is an excellent means of dust
2-13. PROVISION OF ADEQUATE LATRINE FACILITIES
Proper latrine facilities are mandatory for the control and prevention of filthborne
disease among troops. Adequate latrine facilities are necessary for the prompt disposal
of disease-carrying discharges such as urine or feces.
a. Requirements for the Construction of Latrine Facilities. The
requirements for the installation of latrine facilities in troop billets are listed in Figure 2-3.
This table applies to the construction of the billets and is not necessarily related to the
number of enlisted personnel actually utilizing the facilities.
Figure 2-3. Requirements for the construction of latrine facilities in troop billets.