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Chemicals as Intentional and Accidental Global Environmental Threats

Topics: Chemicals,

This book gathers the research presented at the November 2005 NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Chemicals as Intentional and Accidental Global Environmental Threats" in Borovetz, Bulgaria. The contributions are from experts in the fields of chemistry, ecology, risk assessment, toxicology and medicine and they address the idea of chemicals being a potential threat to public health and security. Throughout these contributions are a prediction that terrorists will use chemicals to undermine civil and political institutions at an increasing rate as these actors acquire more advanced technologies. The related economic burden of managing such an event is also examined.

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