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https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-61-2010-1995

Toxicological Effects of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Noxious Agents in Modern Warfare and Terorrism

Ante Vučemilović ; Ministarstvo obrane Republike Hrvatske, Institut za istraživanje i razvoj obrambenih sustava, Zagreb, Hrvatska


Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 98 Kb

str. 247-255

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Sažetak

Weapons of mass destruction (WMD) best portray the twisted use of technological achievements against the human species. Despite arm control efforts, WMD threat continues to exist and even proliferate. This in turn calls for improvement in defensive measures against this threat. The modern soldier is exposed to a number of chemical, biological, and radiological agents in military and peace operations, while civilians are mainly exposed to terrorist attacks. Regardless of origin or mode of action, WMDs and other noxious agents aim for the same – to make an organism dysfunctional. Because their effects are often delayed, these agents are hard to spot on time and treat.
This review presents a biomedical aspect of agents used in warfare and terrorism, including polonium-210, depleted uranium, salmonella, anthrax, genetically modifi ed bacteria, cobweb-like polymer fi bre, sarin, and mustard gas.

Ključne riječi

anthrax; biomedicine; cobweb-like polymer fibre; depleted uranium; genetically modified bacteria; military operations; mustard gas; polonium-210; salmonella; sarin

Hrčak ID:

54049

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/54049

Datum izdavanja:

16.6.2010.

Podaci na drugim jezicima: hrvatski

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