Accession Number:

ADP013440

Title:

Managing Chemical and Biological Agents

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RUDER BOSKOVIC INST ZAGREB (CROATIA)

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

Though the Biological Weapons Convention BWC prohibits the development production and stockpiling of biological and toxin weapons, during the war in Croatian we saw unknown artificial materials, which appeared to be like spider cobwebs. We expect that during the peace time domestic and international acts of terrorism may use chemical and biological pathogens with such an ideal delivery device as the cobweb with their polyvalent characteristics. Today the terrorists use very sophisticate chemical and biological weapons and such as anthrax, sarin or cyanides. In our approach we review delivery device and packaging of biological agents, and we address the technical difficulties in maintaining chemical and biological agents.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE