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Protecting building environments from airborne chemical, biologic, or radiologic attacks.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
MMWR 2002 Sep; 51(35):789
NIOSHTIC No.
20022605
Abstract
In November 2001, following the discovery that letters containing Bacillus anthracis had been mailed to targeted locations in the United States, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requested site assessments of an array of public- and private-sector buildings by a team of engineers and scientists from CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). In November 2001, this team assessed six buildings, including a large hospital and medical research facility, a museum, a transportation building, two large office buildings, and an office/laboratory building. In January 2002, additional building assessments were conducted at CDC campuses in Atlanta and, in April 2002, at a large, urban transportation facility. A total of 59 buildings were evaluated during this 5-month period.
Keywords
Biological-warfare; Biological-weapons; Chemical-warfare-agents; Radiation-hazards; Engineering-controls; Environmental-control; Ventilation; Air-conditioning-equipment; Heating-systems; Safety-measures
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
20020906
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2002
Issue of Publication
35
ISSN
0149-2195
Priority Area
Work Environment And Workforce; Indoor Environment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control Technology & Personal Protective Equipment
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
OH; WV; PA
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division