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NRBCe: Terrorist Chemical Weapons Attacks

NRBCe: Terrorist Chemical Weapons Attacks

What is it all about? The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) (US Department of homeland security) documents more than 200,000 international and domestic terrorist attacks that took place around the world from 1970 to 2019. By providing details on different aspects of each attack, the GTD database informs analysts, policy makers, academics and journalists about patterns…

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Agent Orange, a chemical agent (BCRNe) from the Vietnam War

Agent Orange, a chemical agent (BCRNe) from the Vietnam War

A civil lawsuit was held on January 21, 2021 in the court of Evry against the chemical companies that produced Agent Orange used during the Vietnam War. This news went almost unnoticed, with the coronavirus Sars-Cov-2 monopolizing all the news, yet it reminds us of the darkest moments of the Vietnam War and the use…

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Comparative measurements of the efficacy of 2 PPE garments against pesticides sprays

Comparative measurements of the efficacy of 2 PPE garments against pesticides sprays

1- What is it about? In all areas, standards make it possible to measure the conformity of a product to a given use. This is the case, of course, of the ISO 27065 standard which determines the performance requirements for protective clothing to be worn by operators applying pesticides (phytosanitary) and for re-entry workers (those…

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Thermophysiological tolerance of CBRN underwear

Thermophysiological tolerance of CBRN underwear

Some professionals require CBRN protection even though they are already equipped with PPE that specifically protects them in the performance of their job: this is the case for deminers, (EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal), firefighters exposed to toxic fumes, helicopter pilots or fighter pilots. Ouvry has developed an undergarment that can be worn underneath normal equipment…

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Temik and other carbamates

Temik and other carbamates

The media reports that when his verdict was announced, a convicted person attempted suicide by ingesting a toxic product that he had hidden in his clothes. The Amiens prosecutor states that “The ingested product (…) is a pesticide called Temik”. It is an extremely dangerous product whose commercialization is strictly regulated in France and Europe…

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One bag may hide another: the evacuation bag, the CBRN patient transport stretcher, the CBRN body bag.

One bag may hide another: the evacuation bag, the CBRN patient transport stretcher, the CBRN body bag.

When a CBRN event occurs and there are casualties, the problem of transporting victims arises. At the same time as first aid must be administered, care must take into account the fact that these victims can contaminate their surroundings and cause cross-contamination, the dramatic consequences of which could be measured during the sarin gas attack…

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Evacuation and transport of a chemically contaminated victim in a surgical emergency

Evacuation and transport of a chemically contaminated victim in a surgical emergency

What is the problem?   How to evacuate a victim contaminated by a chemical in an absolute emergency? This question can be asked either in a military context when a group of combatants is under fire from conventional weapons and chemical agents (chemical warfare agents or ICTs), or in a civilian context in the case…

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Protecting farmers

Protecting farmers

Farmers are subject to particular health risks, the main ones being accidental risks (machines…), physical constraints (noise, vibrations…), plant protection products, respiratory problems, biological agents and psychosocial risks (suicide). The handling of chemicals by farmers is undoubtedly an important activity of their profession and we will be particularly interested in personal protective equipment to protect…

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Lead poisoning

Lead poisoning

The lead of Notre-Dame The fire of Notre-Dame de Paris on April 15, 2019 not only almost destroyed forever one of the most beautiful jewels of medieval Gothic art, but its consequences raise an important environmental problem: lead poisoning. The spire inaugurated in 1859 by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was built of oak wood and contained 250…

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