biodefense lecture 1

biodefense lecture 1 - Lecture 1 4 September 2007...

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Lecture 1 4 September 2007 WMDs include C hemical Weapons B iological Weapons R adiological Weapons N uclear Weapons And sometimes “ E ” for (high) explosive The only true WMD is a nuclear weapon. C_RN Weapons Chemical Nerve agents Blister agents Choking agents Toxic industrial chemicals Radiological Medical or Industrial Sources Radiological Dispersal Services Radiological Exposure Devices Nuclear Warhead Improvised Nuclear device Legal Definition of WMD Any weapond that is designed or intended to cause death or serious bodily injury through the release, dissemination, or impact of toxic or poisonous chemicals, or their precursors; Any weapon involving a biological agent, toxin, or vector; Any weapon that is desined to release radiation or radioactivity at a level dangerous to human life; or Any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas, bomb, grenade, rocket… missile… or any type of weapon which… expels a projectile by explosives or other propellant
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course BIO 301 taught by Professor Razi during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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