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Industrial Chemicals and Terrorism: Human Health Threats Analysis   [open pdf - 291KB]

Terrorists, warring factions, and saboteurs use chemicals commonly found in communities in industrialized nations to create improvised explosives, incendiaries, and chemical agents. Common chemicals may be used because standard military chemical agents may be difficult or dangerous to manufacture, access, or disperse. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) developed a 10-step procedure to analyze, mitigate, and prevent public health hazards resulting from terrorism involving industrial chemicals. Results of applying the 10-step procedure to two communities are discussed.

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1999-04-06
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