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In Vitro Skin Decontamination Effectiveness of VX by Using Absorbents

In a scenario of military or civilian exposure to chemical warfare agents (CWA), emergency procedures include immediate body surface decontamination. The objectives of immediate decontamination are to remove as much contamination as possible from the body surface, including clothes. The resulting level of contamination should be low enough to allow the victims survival and to limit irreversible damage of victims' skin, eyes, and mucosal membranes.

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Print publication date
06 Dec 2013
Copyright year
2014
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-398-4
PDF eISBN
978-1-84973-463-9
From the book series:
Issues in Toxicology