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Medicine > Bioterrorism
Sampling for Biological Agents in the Environment
Emanuel, Peter, Ed.
ISBN 13: 
9781555814502
ISBN 10: 
1555814506
Category: 
Bioterrorism
Edition: 
1
Publisher: 
ASM Press
Format: 
Cloth
LC Call Number: 
RA1223.B54S26 2008
NLM: 
[DNLM: 1.Biological Warfare - prevention & control.QW 300 S192 2008]
Doody Star Rating: 
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Status: 
Active
Affiliation: 
Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Audience: 
Professional
Dimensions: 
10.2 x 0.9 x 7.1 in
Pages: 
294
Weight: 
1.8
Retail Price: 
119.95
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Synopsis:
After September 11 and the anthrax attacks of 2001, the real danger of a large-scale biological terrorist attack was realized. This invaluable volume brings together the latest information on the environmental sampling element of the response to a biological attack. Resulting from a national conference of first responders, scientists, and industry representatives, Sampling for Biological Agents in the Environment presents best practices that will help standardize procedures and technology to properly sample for biological threat agents. The sampling issues, techniques, and equipment are explained for professionals involved in sampling and testing of hazardous materials. Additionally, this volume will help facilitate cooperation and effective communication between various federal, state, and local entities that often have different procedures and methodologies when responding to weapons of mass destruction incidents. This volume clearly articulates best practices, common mistakes, basic principles, and future developments in comprehensible and concise language that can be easily understood by a non-technical audience but appreciated by the scientific community. By using real-world incidents, this volume thoroughly explains how to establish a containment area, structure a sampling operation, and acquire samples of the biological threat agent. The authors of individual chapters span the range of expertise across the biological sampling community. From government policy experts and first responders to hazmat personnel and leading scientists, this publication unites expertise from across the sampling community to combine this disparate knowledge into a clear, accessible resource. This volume is the first of its kind and presents novel ideas to address the diverse needs within the biological sampling field.

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