Chapter 7. Responding to Chemical Terrorism: Operational Planning and Decontamination

  1. Timothy C. Marrs OBE, MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath2,3,4,
  2. Robert L. Maynard CBE, FRCP, FRCPath5 and
  3. Frederick R. Sidell MD6
  1. Gron Roberts1 and
  2. Robert L. Maynard CBE, FRCP, FRCPath5

Published Online: 2 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch7

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

How to Cite

Roberts, G. and Maynard, R. L. (2007) Responding to Chemical Terrorism: Operational Planning and Decontamination, in Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition (eds T. C. Marrs, R. L. Maynard and F. R. Sidell), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Edentox Associates, Pinehurst, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6AQ, UK

  2. 3

    National Poisons Information Service (Birmingham Centre) and West Midlands Poisons Unit, City Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK

  3. 4

    Lancashire School of Health and Postgraduate Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK

  4. 5

    Health Protection Agency, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RQ, UK

  5. 6

    US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5400, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    GR Associates, Chappel, Essex, C06 2EE, UK

  2. 5

    Health Protection Agency, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RQ, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470013595

Online ISBN: 9780470060032

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Keywords:

  • operational planning and decontamination;
  • real threat of chemical terrorism;
  • HAZMAT or HAZCHEM protocols;
  • patient and mass decontamination;
  • response to chemical terrorism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Operational Planning

  • Decontamination

  • References