Chemical Warfare Agents: Biomedical and Psychological Effects, Medical Countermeasures, and Emergency Response, 3rd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Chemical Warfare Agents

Biomedical and Psychological Effects, Medical Countermeasures, and Emergency Response, 3rd Edition

Edited by Brian J. Lukey, James A. Romano Jr., Harry Salem

CRC Press

820 pages | 82 Color Illus. | 146 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781498769211
pub: 2019-05-09
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This third edition contains the most current and comprehensive coverage of the question of chemical warfare agent employment on the battlefield or in terrorism. It contains descriptions of the newest medical interventions, technologies deployed in the field, international response to chemical warfare usage highlighting recent events in the Middle East. It also contains the latest in organizational/interagency partitioning in terms of responsibilities for emergency response, not just in the USA, but at the international level - whether prevention, mitigation, medical care, reclamation, or medico-legal aspects of such response.

Table of Contents

General. History of Chemical Warfare Agents. Chemistry. Toxicokinetics. OPCW- History, Capability and Accomplishments. Stockpiles. Terrorism and Psychological Effects. Syria-Social Media. Domestic Preparedness. Agent Effects. Nerve Agents. Inhalation Toxicicity of Nerve Agents. Low Dose CW - Non Lethal Levels. Vesicants. Cyanise. Lung Irritants. Ricin. Botulism. Riot Control. Screen Smokes. Drugs as Weapons. Protection. Personal Protection Equipment. Medical Pretreatments. Pyridostigmine: History and FDA Approval. Reversible Cholinesterase Inhibitors. Products to Protect Agains CWA's. Collective Protection.

About the Editors

James A. Romano is an ABT-certified toxicologist who has worked extensively in the areas of pharmacology/toxicology in support of drug development. He had served nearly 30 years in the US Army, all of it involved in conducting, managing, contracting for, and reporting on military medical research projects. His successful efforts led to the “fielding” (FDA approval or otherwise) of the following products intended to protect soldiers from toxic and deadly chemical warfare agents:–CANA (Diazepam injectable for

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief