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Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Terrorism

Emergency Response and Public Protection, 1st Edition

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

CRC Press

200 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Purpose and Scope

Historical Perspective on Terrorism Targeted against the US

Historical Development of Nuclear Weapons

Historical Development of Chemical Weapons

Historical Development of Biological Weapons

Conventional Explosives Available for Dispersing Agents

General Types of Radiation and Warfare Agents

Radiation

Chemical Warfare Agents

Biological Warfare Agents

General Hazards from Exposure to Radiation and Warfare Agents

Radiation

Chemical Agents

Biological Agents

Minimizing Exposure to Radiation and Warfare Agents

Time of Exposure

Distance

Shielding

Responding to a Nuclear Explosion

Nuclear Explosion Basics

Response to Nuclear Explosion

Preparing for a Nuclear, Chemical, or Biological Attack

Emergency Preparedness Plan

Emergency Preparedness Training

Emergency Preparedness Practice Drills

Alarm Systems

Air Purification Systems

Water Purification Systems

Personal Protective Equipment

First Aid Kits

Communication Devices

Emergency Lighting

Emergency Food Supplies

Screening Instruments

Guidance for Emergency Responders

Prioritizing Injuries

Assessing Patients for Contamination

Personnel Decontamination Procedures

Exposure Guidance for Emergency Responders

Training For Emergency Responders

Summary of Recommendations

Minimizing Exposure to Radiation (Dirty Bomb) and Warfare Agents

Minimizing Exposure to Radiation from Nuclear Explosion

Preparing for a Nuclear, Chemical, or Biological Attack

Guidance for Emergency Responders

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HOM021000
HOUSE & HOME / Security
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science