States and the territorial seas (within three nautical
miles of shore) is prohibited by federal law. To comply
with the law, naval vessels are being equipped with
marine sanitation devices (MSDs) that either treat
sewage before discharge or collect and hold it until it
can be properly disposed of through dockside sewer
connections or pumped overboard in unrestricted
waters. For more detailed instruction on these topics,
you should review Manual of Naval Preventive
Medicine, NAVMED P-5010.
This section discussed basic information
pertaining to sanitation, habitability management, pest
and vector control, food-borne illness, food-service
sanitation, food-service inspections, and food-borne
illness outbreak investigations.
We also discussed communicable diseases, water
supply, and wastewater treatment and disposal
procedures. This section discussed information on the
safe and proper handling of potable water, bacterio-
logical tests, treatment, and disinfection. A general
review of wastewater treatment and disposal procedures
for shore and afloat activities was also included in this
This chapter has provided a general overview on a
variety of fundamental dental conditions and
preventive medicine situations. Because of the nature
of our rating and the many responsibilities placed upon
us, Hospital Corpsmen must have a general under-
standing of many areas of medicine. Dentistry and
preventive medicine practices are two of those areas.
For additional detailed information on these subjects,
you should refer to the references listed at the
beginning of this chapter.