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