Integration of CBRN Physical Protective Measures to Lessen the Burden on Personnel
NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE) NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE France
Participation in military operations is accompanied by the threat of exposure to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear CBRN agents. Historically, focus has been on the acute health effects of exposure to chemical weapons, and the specter of the use of biological, radiological and nuclear weapons. This Task Group addressed integrated CBRN protection strategies. This report focused on outlining technologies that lower the burden on the individual by using a layered approach consisting of contamination avoidance, physical protection, hazard mitigation response, containment and recovery. In this report there are many new emerging technologies that are outlined that will be able to contribute to enhanced warfighter safety related to CBRN risks and events, while reducing the physiological burden. The challenge will be to build appropriate systems to use and balance all available options against the missions that are to be expected and planned.