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Emergency Action for Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents





ISBN 9781482211801
Published February 1, 2016 by Routledge
294 Pages

 
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Book Description

Emergency Action for Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents, Second Edition is intended for the first responder to the scene of the release of a chemical or biological warfare agent. Formatted similarly to the Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook and designed as a companion to the author’s Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents, this book is divided into concise chapters that focus on the first few hours after the incident.

Each chapter, or class index, is designed to give responders vital information on a specific group of agents. This is done rather than focusing on detailed information for individual agents because the specific agent(s) may not be identified until well into the response, long after many critical decisions have been made.

Adding more than 100 additional pages of material, the second edition contains a wider library of agent classes that covers more hazardous materials. It also includes updated appendices that cover dissemination, the effects of weather and terrain, isolation, protective shelters, and manual decontamination. The book also provides a chemical/biological terrorism emergency response checklist.

Addressing the immediate needs of first responders as they arrive at the scene of a chemical or biological warfare agent release, this book serves as a guide that gives critical information for key initial reactions without having to read through long explanations. It is an essential quick reference for first responders facing the release of chemical or biological warfare agents.

Table of Contents

C01: "White Powders" (and Dusty Agents)
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C02: Nerve Agents—"G" and Novichok Series
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C03: Nerve Agents—"V" Series
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C04: Nerve Agents—"GV" Series
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C05: Nerve Agents—Carbamates
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C06: Nerve Agents—Reactive Binary Components
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C07: Nerve Agents—Industrial
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C08: Vesicants—Sulfur Based
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C09: Vesicants—Nitrogen Based
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C10: Vesicants—Arsenic Based
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C11: Urticants
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C12: Convulsants
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C13: Blood Agents—COX Inhibiting
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C14: Blood Agents—Hemophilic
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C15: Blood Agents—Hemophilic, Metal Based
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C16: Blood Agents—Hemophilic, Metal Based, Water Reactive
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C17: Pulmonary Agents
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C18: Pulmonary Agents—Water Reactive
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C19: Pulmonary Agents—Dermally Hazardous
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C20: Pulmonary Agents—Dermally Hazardous, Water Reactive
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C21: Incapacitants
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C22: Vomiting/Sternatory Agents
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C23: Tear Agents
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C24: Tear Agents—Halogenated
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C25: Tear Agents—Water Reactive
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C26: Malodorants
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C27: Malodorants—Corrosive
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C28: Corrosive Smoke Agents
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C29: Neurotoxins
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C30: Cytotoxins
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C31: Cytotoxins—Dermally Hazardous
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
First Aid

C32: Pathogens
Toxicology
Additional Hazards
Protection

C33: Pathogens—Fomite Hazard
Toxicology
Additional Hazards
Protection

C34: Pathogens—Vector Hazard
Toxicology
Additional Hazards
Protection

C35: Pathogens—Gastrointestinal
Toxicology
Additional Hazards
Protection

C36: Pathogens—Animal Specific
Toxicology
Additional Hazards
Protection

C37: Pathogens—Plant Specific
Toxicology
Additional Hazards
Protection

C38: Characteristics of Chemical Agents

Glossary

Appendix I: Characteristics of Handheld Agent Detectors

Appendix II: Vulnerability Analysis

Appendix III: Delivery

Appendix IV: Chemical/Biological Terrorism Emergency Response Check Sheet

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Biography

D. Hank Ellison holds a Master of Science degree in chemistry from the University of California, Irvine. He has served active duty in the United States Army as an enlisted infantry soldier and a commissioned officer in the Chemical Corps. As a private consultant, he has responded to both transportation and fixed-facility hazardous material incidents throughout the state of Michigan. He has also provided chemical and biological counterterrorism training to members of hazardous material teams, police Special Weapons and Tactics teams, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and Federation of American Scientists.