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Chemical Attack: Security Awareness for Soft Targets and Crowded Places   [open pdf - 631KB]

"A chemical attack may be executed by individuals or groups -- terrorists, terrorist affiliates, or state-sponsored, and/or organized crime -- through the deliberate release of a toxic substances, such as a gas, liquid, or solid, in an attempt to cause public harm, injury, or loss of life. A wide variety of common household and professional grade toxic chemicals can be made, stolen, or acquired for use in an attack, including nerve agents, blister agents, blood agents, choking agents, and irritants."

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