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Main Title Reopening public facilities after a biological attack : a decision making framework /
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Standards and Policies for Decontaminating Public Facilities Affected by Exposure to Harmful Biological Agents: How Clean Is Safe?
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 61451786
ISBN 0309096618; 9780309096614
Subjects Biological Warfare--prevention & control--United States ; Decontamination--standards--United States ; Civil Defense--organization & administration--United States ; Public Facilities--United States ; Bioterrorism ; Emergency management--United States ; Civil defense--United States
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJDM  RC88.9.T47N27 2005 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 08/01/2011
EKBM  RC88.9.T47N27 2005 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/13/2006
ELBM  RC88.9.T47N27 2005 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/07/2010
ERAM  HV6432.N385 2005 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/14/2005
Collation xiii, 210 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- 2001 attacks and cleanup -- Context of the study and charge to the Committee -- Content and structure -- Infectious disease threats -- Ability of microorganisms to infect people -- Infectious disease as a weapon -- Agents of concern to national security and public health -- Biological agents considered in this report -- Policy precedents in decontamination -- Microbial decontamination in food and water supplies -- Biosafety in microbiological and biomedical laboratories -- Environmental infection control in health care facilities -- Decontamination of U.S. Army Biological Warfare laboratories -- Development of Superfund and remediation plans -- Remediation experiences in the U.S. nuclear weapons complex -- Anthrax decontamination after the 2001 attacks: social and political context -- Uncertain science, certain social division -- Case study selection -- Framework for event management -- Hazard identification and assessment -- Identification of the agent -- Evaluating the state of the agent -- Evaluating the state of the contaminated building -- Factors influencing exposure to harmful biological agents in indoor environments -- Exposure -- Sources -- Building design and operations -- Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems -- Transport and fate of harmful biological agents -- Deposition -- Resuspension -- Preparing and operating buildings for a bioterrorism attack and subsequent operation -- Analyzing health risks -- Assessment of risks posed by a biological hazard -- Dose-response: principles and uncertainties -- Sampling strategies and technologies -- Sampling and identification -- General sampling plan for quantifying the extent of cleanup -- Decontamination practices and principles -- Processes for decontamination of harmful biological agents and other response options -- Decontamination of harmful biological agents by chemical and physical methods -- Examples of decontamination: Hart Senate Office Building and American Media International Building -- Safe reoccupation of a facility -- Planning for biological agent attack -- Buildings declared contaminated -- Harmful biological agents in a public facility: the airport scenario -- Planning can make a major difference -- All findings and recommendations -- Other relevant case studies -- Were the 2001 anthrax exposures consistent with dose-response: the case of the AMI building.