History

Home / Posts tagged "History"
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…

Continue reading ...
From BCN  to BCRNE

From BCN to BCRNE

Called the BCN threat – Bacteriological or Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, – during the Cold War, we now call it the BCRNE threat –  Biological, Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive. Beyond the change of acronym, it is also a paradigm shift that has been achieved: the state threats “mass destruction weapons” have been replaced by the terrorist threats…

Continue reading ...
Salmonella

Salmonella

Recent events regarding the contamination of infant milk with a strain of Salmonella in France, lead us to ask ourselves the question of the use of such bacteria for malicious purposes in the field of BCRNe for example. The Facts On 1 December 2017 an outbreak of Salmonella Agona in children was identified.  By 11…

Continue reading ...
Ricin: War and Terrorism Toxin (BCRNe)

Ricin: War and Terrorism Toxin (BCRNe)

Several recent scientific articles mention ricin again. Perhaps it is useful to remember its main characteristics and its place in the field of the CBRNE threat.   Definitions Among CBRN weapons, it is classic to distinguish between chemical and biological weapons. Chemical agents are gaseous, liquid or solid substances that can be used for their…

Continue reading ...
X