Handbook of Chemical Warfare and Terrorism

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - Всего страниц: 176

The increased threat of chemical terrorism and warfare makes a quick, comprehensive guide more vital than ever. Forensic chemist Steven L. Hoenig has compiled information from diverse sources to produce this ready reference with details on various chemicals, including identification tips, symptoms and treatment procedures, protective gear necessary to counter each threat, and a step-by-step description of decontamination procedures.

A brief overview of the history of chemicals used in warfare is followed by a discussion of the different categories of chemical threats. First responders to a chemical event will find the wealth of information invaluable, as cities and civic organizations are called upon to develop readiness plans for dealing with terrorist attacks. This guide includes clear diagrams and explanations, and has been compiled with both the layman and professional in mind, making it a useful addition to any military, medical, or home library.

 

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Introduction
1
Chemical Agents
33
Delivery Systems
65
Protection and Decontamination
83
DetectionDecontaminationProtection Equipment
135
Appendix Abbreviations and Acronyms
165
Index
171
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STEVEN L. HOENIG is a forensic chemist./eEducated at the Polytechnic Institute of New York and at Long Island University, he served in the New York Army National Guard as a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Specialist with the 42nd Chemical Company, and as a NBC Reconnaissance Sergeant with the 102nd Engineer Battalion.

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