• The primary goal of the workshop was to contribute to U.S., Russian, and European appreciation of how, why, when, and where radiological terrorism could be a near-term outcome of the spread of violent extremism as well as highlight opportunities for international collaboration to help prevent terrorism. (nap.edu)
  • However, since 2001, the public has again heard a great deal about the dangers of nuclear and radiological terrorism. (nae.edu)
  • According to a recent definition, the factors that determine risk in the context of radiological terrorism include "(1) the hazardousness of the material, (2) its quantity, (3) the probability of release, (4) the dispersion of the hazard, (5) the population exposed, (6) organism uptake, and (7) [the] response of officials to the hazard before, during, and after release" (Greenberg et al. (nae.edu)
  • This standard provides requirements for protection for emergency responders against adverse vapor environments during hazardous materials incidents, and from specified chemical, biological, or radiological terrorism agents during chemical and biological terrorism incidents. (nfpa.org)
  • These facilities show what can be done with proven technologies to remove chemical hazards from communities," said Paul Orum, who conducted the survey as a consultant to the Center for American Progress. (americanprogress.org)
  • Unfortunately, weak federal chemical security standards don't encourage more treatment plants to reduce their hazards. (americanprogress.org)
  • Suspect terrorism release of ricin when there is a sudden unusual temporal or geographic clustering of otherwise healthy persons manifesting a constellation of clinical signs and symptoms/toxic effects typical for ricin exposure. (cdc.gov)
  • Industrial accidents are a significant potential source of exposure to chemical agents. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Found in the blood and urine of the women who participated in the study were 13 toxic substances including mercury, bisphenol A, phthalates and "Teflon chemicals," which can cause birth and reproductive disorders, cancer, disruption of hormonal functions and damage brain development. (philstar.com)
  • According to open source publications (even Wikipedia), in addition to its defense-related activity, IIBR is also engaged in an extensive range of civilian activities, such as the development of means for diagnosing contagious diseases, development of solutions for environmental problems, development of drugs, various activities associated with chemical synthesis and analysis, development of sensors and so forth. (israeldefense.co.il)
  • Haifa Chemicals responded in a statement, saying, "After five months in which …[the company] was shut down and had no revenue, but scrupulously paid salaries to its employees, the government decided on a solution for supplying ammonia to the fertilizer industry described by experts and defense agencies as extremely safe. (jewishpress.com)
  • He is the Director of the Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Defense Program and is on faculty at the University of Virginia's Department of Emergency Medicine. (acmt.net)
  • Australia Imports from Jordan of Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotope - data, historical chart and statistics - was last updated on August of 2020. (tradingeconomics.com)
  • An act of biological or chemical terrorism might range from dissemination of aerosolized anthrax spores to food product contamination, and predicting when and how such an attack might occur is not possible. (cdc.gov)
  • Since publication of the 2000 technical report, many additional acts of chemical and biological terrorism have occurred, including the release of anthrax spores through the US postal system, intentional food contamination by toxic chemicals in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Fresno, California, and the identification of ricin-laden letters in a post office in South Carolina. (aappublications.org)
  • President Barack Obama has said the use of chemical weapons by al-Assad's government would cross a 'red line' which would trigger a robust U.S. and international response. (cnn.com)
  • The normal physiologic response to fear and the difficulty in distinguishing these responses from those of true chemical exposures, are discussed in this module. (acmt.net)
  • Teflon chemicals or perfluorinated compounds are used to create stain-protection products and non-stick cookware and are likely to cause low birth weight, obesity, and cancer. (philstar.com)
  • This practice is intended to promote the proper selection, use, maintenance, and understanding of the limitations of chemical protective clothing (CPC) by users, employers, employees, and other persons involved in programs requiring CPC, thereby limiting potentially harmful and unnecessary skin exposures. (cdc.gov)
  • Ecowaste said a 2009 bio-monitoring study of the US-based Washington Toxics Coalition (WTC) on nine pregnant women showed that toxic chemicals found in various consumer products contaminate the mother's body, exposing her unborn child to poisonous substances. (philstar.com)
  • Thirty scientists, engineers, researchers, and analysts from the United States, Russia, and Europe gathered December 3-5, 2019 , in Moscow for a workshop on the scientific aspects of the intersections of violent extremism, terrorism, and radiological security. (nap.edu)
  • From SSRIs and chemotherapy to mercury and radiation, and from prescription opiates and ADHD drugs to toxic blood thinners and dangerous cholesterol medications, Americans are inundated and overwhelmed with deadly chemical weapons on a battlefield that requires no more than a little medical coverage in which to participate. (naturalnews.com)
  • This includes bullet-proof clothing, general protective clothing and full body ensembles that protect from cuts, radiation, temperature extremes, hot splashes from molten metals and other hot liquids, potential impacts from tools, machinery and materials and hazardous chemicals. (cdc.gov)
  • The senior U.S. officials said the symptoms in those who inhaled the gas were similar to those in people exposed to Agent 15, an incapacitating gas controlled by the Chemical Weapons Convention, although it was later determined not to be Agent 15. (cnn.com)
  • While the Chemical Weapons Convention bans the use and transfer of chemical weapons, but has little effect on groups and countries that do not publicly announce their acquisition or intent to acquire such weapons. (cctvcamerapros.com)
  • It is but a self-realisation that if terrorism is allowed to flourish unchecked, the US itself maybe at the wrong end of the stick with its economy collapsing like a pack of cards, resulting in unmanageable chaos in the mainland US. (worldaffairsboard.com)
  • This practice presents those elements that constitute a chemical protective clothing (CPC) program and conditions to be used in establishing a program for the selection and use of CPC. (cdc.gov)
  • This part of the emergency plan is called "protective actions for life safety" and includes building evacuation ("fire drills"), sheltering from severe weather such as tornadoes, "shelter-in-place" from an exterior airborne hazard such as a chemical release and lockdown. (ready.gov)