Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents by
Call Number: UG447.E44 2000
Written by a former commissioned officer of the U.S. Army Chemical Corps with additional experience as an EPA Federal On-Scene Coordinator for hazardous materials emergencies. Organized into 5 sections. Section I is alphabetical index of agent synonyms, including military names and identification codes, as well as scientific, common, and some foreign names. Section II is the main agent index, with chemical, biological and toxicological properties of agents. It is further organized by class of agent (e.g. nerve agents). Section III contains general information about each agent class. Section IV contains a compilation of applicable "North American Emergency Response Guidebooks". Section V contains general information including agent detector characteristics, protective equipment, sample collection guidelines, summary of military munitions markings, international and U.S. lists of agents, a glossary and references. All materials listed as agents have been used on battlefields, stockpiled, received interest by programs to evaluate potential agents, or used/threatened to be used by terrorists.