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Novichok agents: mini-review of available data

Novichok agents: mini-review of available data

During the Cold War the Western nations and the USSR developed weapons of mass destruction. Although many of these programs are “top secret”, some information is known about the synthesis of chemical agents by the USSR under the FOLIANT and NOVICHOK programs, both developed in response to the English and American development of agent VX….

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Poisoning of children with chemicals and medicines: a serious and recurrent problem

Poisoning of children with chemicals and medicines: a serious and recurrent problem

What is this about? Poisoning in children is usually characterized by delirium, convulsion or decreased consciousness. In children under 5 years of age, poison ingestion is unintentional, while in adolescence, self-harm or accidents due to alcohol or drug use appear. The diagnosis must be made quickly in order to treat effectively. We will therefore see…

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Current and future CBRN terrorist threats

Current and future CBRN terrorist threats

  What is this about? In the field of CBRN, it is common to distinguish “Weapons of Mass Destruction” (WMD) as nuclear weapons and “Weapons of Mass Disorganization“. The latter, although responsible for very significant physical and psychological injuries, have devastating social and economic disruption consequences that are not comparable in intensity to those of…

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Forest fires: is the fire brigade hood effective in filtering smoke and fine particles?

Forest fires: is the fire brigade hood effective in filtering smoke and fine particles?

In our blog dated August 30, 2016, we already looked at firefighters’ health and in particular the long-term impact of toxic substances such as polycyclic aromatics (PAHs), PCBs, bisphenol A, benzenes and heavy oils, VOCs and other oxygenated compounds causing cancers of the rectum, anus, prostate and liver, melanoma, multiple myeloma and other acute myeloid…

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What to do in case of a major CBRN incident?

What to do in case of a major CBRN incident?

A very interesting review article has just been published in the journal “surgery”. It’s signed A. Calder and S. Bland and we can find him by following this link . Several major accidents involving a CBRN component have occurred over the past 25 years. These include the deliberate use of chemicals in Tokyo in 1995 (Sarin), Iraq…

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Toxidrom recognition in chemical-weapons attacks BCRNe

Toxidrom recognition in chemical-weapons attacks BCRNe

A review has just been published in: The New England Journal of Medicine, 2018, 378, 1611-1620 “G.R. Ciottone, Toxidrome recognition in chemical-weapons attacks”. It makes an excellent evaluation of the clinical signs to know to apply the good treatments in case of chemical attack. Specialists can refer to the original article for more information. Definition…

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Mustard gas causes epigenetic changes: new notions in the CBRN domain

Mustard gas causes epigenetic changes: new notions in the CBRN domain

Recent scientific publications show that mustard gas and organophosphates can cause epigenetic changes: we found it interesting to study this problem in order to better understand it and the consequences in terms of pathogenicity. These phenomena are especially important because they also seem to be implicated in the “Gulf War Syndrome”, which is not yet…

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Novichok nerve agents. A BCRNe threat

Novichok nerve agents. A BCRNe threat

Among the chemical weapons in the field of NRBCE, we generally distinguish vesicants (mustard, lewisite), hemotoxics (hydrocyanic acid, cyanogen chloride) and organophosphorus neurotoxics (Tabun, Sarin, Soman). To the latter are added the VX and VR versions more toxic than previous. On the other hand, little is known about novichoks, whose toxicity is still greater than that…

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