Accession Number:

ADA018166

Title:

With 'Zolnierz Polski' to a Class in Defense Training.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-11-12

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The weapons of mass destruction include not only nuclear, radioactive, and biological weapons but also chemical means which occur in the forms of a gas, vapor, fog, and smoke. The air contaminated with chemicals may under favorable meteorological conditions spread with the wind for considerable distances from the point of application. Chemicals harm through inhaling contaminated air, falling into the eyes, on the skin and clothing, through drinking contaminated water and eating such food, and through contact with contaminated objects. The degree of irradiation of a living organism is determined by the dose expressed in roentgens 50 R - does not limit the ability of a person to work or act 100-200 R - some of the irradiated people may lose the ability to work for a period of a couple of days 200-400 R - people lose the ability to work for an extended period of time 400-600 R - about 50 of the patients may die above 600 R - the dose is lethal for everybody. A precise detection of poisons is made possible by chemical detection means or by automatic contamination monitors.

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE