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Since the media has decided to scare everyone with predictions of chemical, biological, or nuclear warfare on our turf, I decided to write a paper and keep things in their proper perspective. I am a retired military weapons, munitions, and training expert. Lesson number one: In the mid 1990's, there were a series of nerve gas attacks on crowded Japanese subway stations.
CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING PREVENTION
Carbon Monoxide (known by the chemical symbol CO) is a colorless and practically odorless gas. It is poisonous to people and animals, because it displaces oxygen in the blood. It is produced by the incomplete burning of solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels. Appliances fueled with natural gas, liquefied petroleum (LP gas), oil, kerosene, coal, or wood may produce CO. Burning charcoal produces CO. Running cars produce CO.
Chemical Agents: Facts About Sheltering in Place
“Shelter in place” means to make a shelter out of the place you are in. It is a way for you to make the building as safe as possible to protect yourself until help arrives. You should not try to shelter in a vehicle unless you have no other choice. Vehicles are not airtight enough to give you adequate protection from chemicals.
Chemicals Are an Important Part of life
Chemicals are a natural and important part of our environment .Even though we often don't think about it, we use chemicals every day. Chemicals help keep our food fresh and our bodies clean. They help our plants grow and fuel our cars. And chemicals make it possible for us to live longer, healthier lives.
Hazmat safety tips
How you may be exposed to chemicals. You may be exposed to chemicals in three ways. 1. Breathing the chemical 2. Swallowing contaminated food, water, or medication 3. Touching the chemical or coming into contact with clothing or things that have touched the chemicals
Home hazard Hunt
Why should we reduce home hazards? Even moderate disasters can cause substantial injuries and damage. Reducing the home hazards reduces your chances of loss or injury. A strong ground shaking or large magnitude of water causes substantial damage to a variety of structures and contents. Preventive actions could reduce much of the damage. Foundation bolting and cripple wall braces could reduce structural damage to single- family homes built before the 1960’s; cabinet latches and secured mirrors, computers, televisions, and tall pieces of furniture could reduce nonstructural losses and injuries caused by falling or flying objects.
Household Chemical Emergencies
Household Hazardous Materials: A Guide for Citizens. IS 55. An independent study resource for parents and teachers. Web-based safety program focused on reducing the number of deaths and injuries in the home.
Be informed Chemical Threat
A chemical attack is the deliberate release of a toxic gas, liquid or solid that can poison people and the environment. Watch for signs such as many people suffering from watery eyes, twitching, \choking, having trouble breathing or losing coordination.