Accession Number:

ADP013422

Title:

Biochemical Effects of Topical Application and Decontamination of T-2 Toxin in Rats

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MILITARY MEDICAL ACADEMY BELGRADE (YUGOSLAVIA) NATIONAL POISON CONTROL

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

T-2 toxin is a mycotoxin - a natural product of Fusarium Fungi. It was used in the Indochina as a chemical warfare agent and certainly has a terrorist dimension. It is very complicated to treat currently the best antidotes are corticosteroid hormones, compounds with significant adverse effects. These properties make T-2 toxin a very dangerous potential terrorist agent. This research describes our research in decontaminating T-2 on skin.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE