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Chemical Agent Terrorism   [open pdf - 20KB]

Terrorists have used chemical warfare agents and may use them again. These agents range from those that cause death quickly, such as the nerve agents and cyanide, to those with effects beginning hours after exposure, such as mustard and the pulmonary agents. Although prevention of such an attack would be the best strategy, this may not be possible. Medical personnel must be prepared to diagnose, manage, and triage casualties. To do this, they must have equipment and knowledge.

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2001-09-30
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