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Protecting building environments from airborne chemical, biologic, or radiologic attacks.
MMWR 2002 Sep; 51(35):789
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.
Biological-warfare; Biological-weapons; Chemical-warfare-agents; Radiation-hazards; Engineering-controls; Environmental-control; Ventilation; Air-conditioning-equipment; Heating-systems; Safety-measures
Issue of Publication
Work Environment And Workforce; Indoor Environment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control Technology & Personal Protective Equipment
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
OH; WV; PA
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division