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dc.contributor.authorChilcott, Robert
dc.identifier.citationChilcott , R 2014 , ' Managing mass casualties and decontamination ' , Environment International , vol. 72 , pp. 37-45 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 2933410
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 81db0b07-d6e0-4689-9761-131c60b5d4ae
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84907661234
dc.description.abstractCareful planning and regular exercising of capabilities is the key to implementing an effective response following the release of hazardous materials, although ad hoc changes may be inevitable. Critical actions which require immediate implementation at an incident are evacuation, followed by disrobing (removal of clothes) and decontamination. The latter can be achieved through bespoke response facilities or various interim methods which may utilise water or readily available (dry, absorbent) materials. Following transfer to a safe holding area, each casualty's personal details should be recorded to facilitate a health surveillance programme, should it become apparent that the original contaminant has chronic health effects.en
dc.relation.ispartofEnvironment International
dc.titleManaging mass casualties and decontaminationen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Pharmacy
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research into Topical Drug Delivery and Toxicology
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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