Accession Number:

ADA208851

Title:

Biological Defense Research Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT DETRICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

884.0

Abstract:

The proposed action, and subject of this Final Environmental Impact Statement FEIS, is continuation of the Biological Defense Research Program BDRP. The BDRP is a research, development, test and evaluation RDTE program conducted by the Department of Defense DoD, with the Department of the Army DA serving as the executive agent. This FEIS addresses the ongoing program and provides a basis for evaluating future BDRP activities. The objectives of the BDRP are to develop measures for detection, treatment, protection and decontamination of potential biological warfare threat agents. Development of medical defensive measures, such as prophylactic vaccines and drugs, therapeutic measures, and patient treatment and management protocols are important components of the program. The purpose of the BDRP is to maintain and promote a solid national defense posture with respect to potential biological warfare threats. The BDRP supports RDTE efforts necessary for the maintenance and development of defensive measures and materiel to meet these threats. In addition to promoting the national defense posture, the BDRP benefits the scientific community in general through its research and development efforts, and benefits the global population in the development of diagnostic methods, and vaccine and drug therapies for the treatment of diseases.

Subject Categories:

  • Pharmacology
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE