Lookup NU author(s): Professor Peter Blain CBE
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The Chemical Events Working Group of the Global Health Security Initiative has developed a flexible screening tool for chemicals that present a risk when accidentally or deliberately released into the atmosphere. The tool is generic, semi-quantitative, independent of site, situation and scenario, encompasses all chemical hazards (toxicity, flammability and reactivity), and can be easily and quickly implemented by non-subject matter experts using freely available, authoritative information. Public health practitioners and planners can use the screening tool to assist them in directing their activities in each of the five stages of the disaster management cycle.
Author(s): Blakey DH, Lafontaine M, Lavigne J, Sokolowski D, Philippe JM, Sapori JM, Biederbick W, Horre R, Marzi WB, Kondo H, Kuroki Y, Namera A, Okumura T, Yamamoto M, Yashiki M, Blain PG, Russell DR, Cibulsky SM, Jett DA, Global Health Security Initiative
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: BMC Public Health
Online publication date: 21/03/2013
Acceptance date: 19/02/2013
Date deposited: 13/11/2015
ISSN (electronic): 1471-2458
Publisher: Biomed Central Ltd.
PubMed id: 23517410
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