4. Air Monitoring at Emergencies Including Terrorism Events

  1. Henry J. McDermott

Published Online: 11 OCT 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471670588.ch4

Air Monitoring for Toxic Exposures, Second Edition

Air Monitoring for Toxic Exposures, Second Edition

How to Cite

McDermott, H. J. (2004) Air Monitoring at Emergencies Including Terrorism Events, in Air Monitoring for Toxic Exposures, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471670588.ch4

Author Information

  1. H. J. McDermott, Inc., Moraga, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 OCT 2004
  2. Published Print: 3 SEP 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471454359

Online ISBN: 9780471670582

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Keywords:

  • terrorism events;
  • chemical warfare agents;
  • toxic industrial chemicals;
  • biological agents;
  • radioactive agents;
  • dirty bombs;
  • sampling equipment;
  • sampling procedures

Summary

This chapter provides guidance on performing air monitoring at terrorism events involving chemical, biological or radioactive agents. It covers the typical agents, preplanning steps, and direct reading instruments and sample collection device methods for terrorism agents. It is designed to provide first responders and others with a defined role in terrorism response with detailed information on air monitoring that they can use in preparing response plans, developing liaisons with specialized response teams from other agencies, selecting and obtaining equipment, preparing procedures, and training staff. The chapter also provides sampling practitioners without a formal role in incident response with enough information on terrorism events so they can plan for any terrorism response that might be an incidental part of their normal role in occupational or environmental monitoring.