Counteraction to Chemical and Biological Terrorism in East European Countries

  • C. Dishovsky
  • A. Pivovarov
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-2342-1

Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology book series (NAPSA)

Table of contents (38 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. New Approaches in Counteraction to Chemical and Biological Terrorism

  3. Medical Treatment and Decontamination with Chemical and Biological Agents

    1. Analytical Methods to Characterize the Composition of Surface Lipids of Helophytes Exposed to Contaminated Water
      A. Macherius, C. Haertig, P. Kuschk, N. Shtemenko, M. Moeder
      Pages 95-100
    2. Influence of Contaminant Stress on the Surface Lipids Composition of Some Helophytes
      N. Shtemenko, P. Kuschk, M. Moeder, W. Geyer, C. Haertig, M. Voevoda et al.
      Pages 101-108
    3. New Methods to Detect Sulfur Mustard (SM) and SM-Induced Skin Damage
      K. Kehe, H. Müller, F. Balszuweit, D. Steinritz, H. Thiermann, S.M. Klaus et al.
      Pages 127-133
    4. Infections Diseases in the Context of Terrorist Threat
      M. Andreychyn, V. Kopcha
      Pages 135-146

About these proceedings

Introduction

The terrorist act with sarin gas in the Tokyo underground and the case with the spread of anthrax spores through the U.S. postal system stimulated the development of orga- zation of fight against terrorism on a national and global level. The goal of this wo- shop was assessment of scientific concepts and practical means for management of chemical and biological agents casualties in the area of terrorist attacks with emphasis on improving the problems and situation in Eastern European Countries. In this book are included the results of both theoretical and practical research of chemical and biological terrorism presented during the workshop. Different trends of research to fight against terrorism on both local and governmental level including some Eastern European countries are discussed. The scientific articles are grouped into those areas: – New approaches in counteraction to chemical and biological terrorism – Medical treatment and decontamination of casualties from chemical and biological agents – Diagnosis of exposure to chemical and biological agents – Development of protection against injuries from chemical and biological agents In these articles the following are emphasized: – Some aspects of national and global defense against chemical and biological terrorism – National action plans and global agreements on combating terrorism – The characteristics of the major specific injuries connected with chemical and biological terrorism – Threats of terroristic attacks – Epidemiological and clinical peculiarities, ways of diagnosing, medical tre- ment and preventive health care measures These problems are analyzed from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Keywords

Assessment Biomarker for Exposure to OPC Chemical Terrorism Chemistry ETA Emerg Peace Science Security Toxin bioterrorism diagnosis environmental protection microorganism terrorism

Editors and affiliations

  • C. Dishovsky
    • 1
  • A. Pivovarov
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Military ToxicologyMilitary Medical AcademySofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Ukrainian State University of Chemical EngineeringDnepropetrovskUkraine

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-2341-4
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-2342-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6489