Are You Prepared for a Chemical Attack?

Hartman, Rick
May 2005
Fire Chief;May2005 Supplement, Vol. 49, p6
Trade Publication
The article provides information on chemical warfare agents. The agents are divided into four classes: nerve, blister, choking and blood. It is recommended that full-body and respiratory protection be used because agents can be introduced into the body through either the skin or the respiratory system. The symptoms of each classes are presented. Equipment commonly used for chemical detection include ion mobility spectrometry, gas chromatography and detector tubes.


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