The book now contains a wealth of material on the mechanisms ofaction of the major chemical warfare agents, including the nerveagent cyclosarin, formally considered to be of secondaryimportance, as well as ricin and abrin. Chemical WarfareAgents, Second Edition discusses the physico-chemicalproperties of chemical warfare agents, their dispersion and fate inthe environment, their toxicology and management of their effectson humans, decontamination and protective equipment. New chapterscover the experience gained after the use of sarin to attacktravellers on the Tokyo subway and how to deal with the outcome ofthe deployment of riot control agents such as CS gas.
This book provides a comprehensive review of chemical warfareagents, assessing all available evidence regarding the medical, technical and legal aspects of their use. It is an invaluablereference work for physicians, public health planners, regulatorsand any other professionals involved in this field.
Review of the First Edition:
"What more appropriate time for a title of this scope than inthe post 9/11 era? ...a timely, scholarly, and well-written volumewhich offers much information of immense current and...futurebenefit."
--VETERINARY AND HUMAN TOXICOLOGY