chemical terrorism


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Noun1.chemical terrorism - terrorism using the chemical agents of chemical warfare; can undermine the personal security of citizens; "a good agent for chemical terrorism should be colorless and odorless and inexpensive and readily available and not detectable until symptoms are experienced"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
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He stressed his deep concern that these organizations would increase reliance on "lone wolf" operations, and he called upon the all counter-terrorism bodies in the Arab states to be aware of the threat of chemical terrorism. The conference also discussed member states' experiences in this field, to allow the exchange of the best practices among the Arab states.
During the conference, participants reviewed the different experiences of member countries in the fight against chemical terrorism.
As part of an effort to assess potential chemical terrorism pathways last year, the authors surveyed over 80 issues of the above titles.
Based on the systematic reviews, more primary studies are needed on 1) soil abatement and other lead hazard control interventions; 2) community-level interventions on dissemination of water contamination data; 3) regulatory interventions to reduce toxic exposure to pesticides; and 4) interventions for the prevention, detection, and response to chemical terrorism. Given the quality of the literature on the prevention of toxic exposure to chemicals, better-quality research is needed, including stronger study designs, the use of suitable comparison groups, and agreed-upon outcome measures.
It primarily addresses national programmes and indirectly the threat of chemical terrorism. The Chemical Weapons Convention is the common name for the convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction.
11, 2001, appropriations in the last few years have been cut back, generating concern among lawmakers about how prepared the country is for chemical terrorism. The decrease in funding has caused workforce shortages, hamstrung laboratories' ability to train staff, and g delayed the purchase and maintenance of critical equipment.
The chemical terrorism laboratory at the CDC has its roots with Needham.
(1) The goal of the drill series was to test the notification, referral and packaging and shipping (P&S) preparedness capabilities of all hospital laboratories in NYS following a suspected bioterrorism (BT), chemical terrorism (CT), and/or pandemic influenza (Pan Flu) event.
* Exclusion of Acts of Biological or Chemical Terrorism; Cap on Losses From Certified Acts of Terrorism; Coverage for Certain Fire Losses, IL 09 55 11 02
Chapters are in sections on advanced life support, chief complaints, medical emergencies, surgical emergencies, trauma, environmental emergencies, and special topics such as biological and chemical terrorism and sedation.
Major Wilde discussed chemical detection and decontamination, while Captain Perkins provided an overview of clinical symptoms of and medical countermeasures for chemical agents and a history and assessment of the current threat of chemical terrorism (with an emphasis on al-Qaida and scientific communities in Islamic countries).
The public health laboratory routinely tests "unknown" samples from the CDC to assess and maintain competency to detect biological and chemical terrorism agents.

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