In this awareness-level satellite broadcast, speaker George Eadon, PhD, will discuss chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals whose intentional or accidental release might have substantial public health consequences. He will also consider the utility of several approaches to estimating the exposure of individuals and populations after such an incident.
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:
• List the basic classes and mechanisms of potential chemical weapons.
• Understand the concepts involved in identification of chemical agents.
• Describe three industrial chemicals that pose accidental or intentional hazards to health.
National audience of state and local public health professionals and their partners (e.g., healthcare professionals, EMS personnel, law enforcement, media representatives, etc).
Length: 1 hour 5 minutes