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Is plague coming back ? (CBRNe)

Is plague coming back ? (CBRNe)

The plague is still present in everyone’s memory. It has wreaked havoc in previous centuries and it is hard to imagine that one in two people died! But this disease has not disappeared from the surface of the earth and it still kills. Numerous attempts have been made to make it a biological weapon: can…

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Thermophysiology and its applications in BCRNE

Thermophysiology and its applications in BCRNE

We describe in this section how clothing can both protect against extremely toxic chemical liquid and gases and in the same time allows the regulation of body temperature. Clearly we know that there is an antagonism between the individual protective capacities against liquid and gaseous chemicals and the regulation of body temperature: by preventing liquids…

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A single metal oxide can neutralize chemicals and biological agents

A single metal oxide can neutralize chemicals and biological agents

The degradation of paraoxon, a simulant of VX, and some bacteria can be carried out by a magnesium oxide but its effectiveness depends closely on its crystalline structure. The R & D team at Ouvry SAS has just published these results in Chemico-Biological Interactions. A single metal oxide can degrade both chemical and biological warfare…

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The CBRNe threat

The CBRNe threat

On November 30, 2016 Wm. Robert Johnston has compiled all the NRBCe events that have occurred in the world. They are mainly due to chemicals but the biological threat is not to be excluded. Chemical and biological weapons have been used repeatedly since the First World War. These events have occurred either during acts of…

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2001 October letter-bombs

2001 October letter-bombs

A brief historical review of the 2001 events in the United States and the Anthrax letter-bombs sent to Senator Daschle and Leahy. On October 4, 2001, the Palm Beach County Health Department in Florida announced the death of Robert Stevens, 63, a photographer working for the English tabloid Sun. The strangest thing is that his…

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