Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Terrorism: Emergency Response and Public Protection

1st Edition

Mark E. Byrnes, David A. King, Philip M. Tierno, Jr.

CRC Press
Published June 26, 2003
Reference - 200 Pages - 13 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781566706513 - CAT# L1651

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Summary

This book provides guidance on measures that should be considered to protect human lives from terrorist activities involving nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. It provides a historical summary of the development and use of these weapons, and continues with a detailed discussion of the types of radiation and warfare agents that are available, including methods for dispersing them. The text also analyzes human exposure to radiation or chemical and biological agents, along with treatment methods that are available to treat exposed individuals. The authors provide an exploratory look at emergency preparedness measures that can be enacted to mitigate future emergencies, including training techniques and strategies.

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