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General considerations for respiratory and ventilation protection against airborne weapons of mass destruction.
Public protection from nuclear, chemical, and biological terrorism. A. Brodsky, R. H. Johnson Jr, R. E. Goans, eds. Madison, WI: Medical Physics Publishing, 2004 Jul; :407-425
This chapter summarizes general considerations for respiratory and ventilation protection against airborne weapons of mass destruction (WMD), including protection from chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) agents. Concerns for dispersion of toxic industrial materials (TIMs) by terrorists are also discussed. Information from a number of important guidance documents on respiratory and ventilation protection is excerpted and summarized in a companion chapter (Hoover and Cember 2004).
Respiratory-protection; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Respiratory-system-disorders; Ventilation-equipment; Ventilation; Biological-weapons; Biological-warfare-agents; Chemical-warfare-agents; Toxic-materials
Mark D. Hoover, PhD, CHP, CIH, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505-2888
Brodsky A; Johnson RH Jr.; Goans RE
Public protection from nuclear, chemical, and biological terrorism
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