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Are we prepared to manage patients who have suffered a terrorist attack with mustard gas?

Are we prepared to manage patients who have suffered a terrorist attack with mustard gas?

An excellent article by Garriou et al, ” Quels enseignements peut-on tirer de l’utilisation récente de l’ypérite au Levant, ” A. Garriou, O. Dubourg, R. Doaré, H. Delacour, Médecine de Catastrophe, Urgences collectives, 2021, 5, 253-258, which has just been published, provides us with information on the state of management of patients who have just been…

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Protective textiles in the future?

Protective textiles in the future?

  What is it about?  An interesting article by Dai Xuezhi and Xu Jingkai shows us a prospective analysis of protective textiles against chemical hazards just published in E3S Web of Conferences 267, 02072 (2021) ICESCE 2021 (1) 1°) The actual protective clothing As regards protective clothing, he reminds us that the outer layer is…

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How to decontaminate in case of chemical contact?

How to decontaminate in case of chemical contact?

Reminder: Immediate or emergency decontamination is the process that consists in eliminating as quickly as possible the chemical, biological or radiological agents that have contaminated a person, in order to avoid the propagation of pathogenic effects, in particular on the skin, and the transfer of contamination. This is not the first time that we have…

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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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