Links to Related Sites in NBC Defense
- US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense and the Chemical Casualty Care. The Textbook of Military Medicine, MEDICAL ASPECTS of CHEMICAL and BIOLOGICAL WARFARE is available here.
This site has a wealth of information relating to medical treatment of chemical casualties, including computer based training courses and reference materials for downloading.
- Chemical and Biological Defense Information Analysis Center (CBIAC)
- Chemical Weapons Convention OPCW
- U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command. SBCCOM Choose facilities and read about the different test facilities at Edgewood, MD. Choose products for different protective equipment. Choose programs to read about their different R&D programs.
- The Harvard Sussex Program Profs. Matt Messelson & Julian Perry Robinson
- The Monterey Center for Non-Proliferation Studies Nonproliferation including CBW.
- Finnish Verification Institute, See ASA 97-4.
- The Henry L. Stimson Center A site on Chemical Disarmament
- Mitretek Database on Chemical Warfare Agents
- Additional information can be obtained in regard to Chemical and Biological Attacks, and the emergency response. Lesson On-Line
- SIPRI CBW Project internet resources
- Canadian Defense Research Establishment at Suffield, DRES, In fact the two responsibilities DRES presented at a recent meeting were that it provides and sponsors a broad spectrum of defence R&D for the Canadian Forces (CF) and DND and helps create and maintain the Canadian defence industrial base.
- Journal of Medical, Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Defense, www.JMedCBR.org, Original and review articles and archives of older articles in medical treatment aspects of chemical defense casualties.
- "The public health response to Biological and Chemical Terrorism", Interim planning guidance for State Public health officials, CDC, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, July 2001.
- "An Alternative Health Care Facility: Concept of Operations for the Off-Site Triage, Treatment, and Transportation Center (OST"C) Mass Casualty Care Strategy for a Chemical Terrorism Incident", US Army SBCCOM, March 2001.
- PBS interview with two experts who served as U.N. arms inspectors in Iraq examine the threat of biological terrorism.
- CDC bioterrorism page
Biological and Medical Sites
- US Center for Disease Control, CDC
- USAMRIID is part of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, or USAMRMC, US Army Fort Detrick.
- The Military and Public Health Response Army Medicine This has a good set of links.
- The Defense Science Office(DSO) in Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has major programs in biological defense. Look under programs.
- Also the U.S. Army Surgeon General's web site, USArmy Medical Department's Medical Information Server
Includes Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook Fourth Edition
February 2001 by U.S. Army Medical Reseach Institute of Infectious Diseases
In a downloadable form. This is nicknamed the Bluebook.
- Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc, APIC
- Federation of American Scientists Working Group on Biological and Toxin Weapons FAS posts working papers and progress on the BTWC and also runs the ProMed discussion group.
- The University of Bradford in the UK has a website devoted to progress in the BTWC and includes some of the working papers.
- For civilians working in hospitals or medical personnel, Johns Hopkins' Civilian Biodefense is worth a visit.
- The American Biological Safety Association, ABSA operates a website for biosafety and has a list of those pathogens being considered by the BTCW.
- The European Federation Biotechnology Working Party Safety in Biotechnology maintains a website dedicated to biosafety and safety in the laboratory, as well as issues associated with the BTWC.
- Hardin MD: Free full-text articles in infectious diseases
Journals that are on the "Free electronic journals in Medicine & Health" list
- CIDRAP, the Center for Infectious Disease Research And Policy, provides a wealth of information about bioterrorism and food safety. Among CIDRAP's missions is to provide current, comprehensive, and authoritative Internet-based information on infectious disease topics. Part of the University of Minnesota, CIDRAP is directed by Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, who has been a national leader detailing the growing concern regarding the use of biological agents as catastrophic weapons targeting civilian populations.
- "Neighborhood Emergency Help Center Pamphlet: A Mass Casualty Care Strategy for Biological Terrorism Incidents", US Army SBCCOM, May 2001.
- Russia's VECTOR in Koltsovo, Siberia has a website describing its research, international collaborations and facilities.
- Visit the laboratory animal facilities Laboratory Animals Farm
- Visit the P-4 Biocontainment Virological Laboratory Experimental Building
- Russia's Central Collection of Microorganisms of State Research Center for Applied Microbiology State Research Center of the Russian Federation State Research Center for Applied Microbiology Ministry of Health and Medical Industry in Obolensk specializes in bacterial research.
- Canadian TV series on Biowarfare. Soviet BW history
- For a site on toxins in the USA, try the University of Arizona at Tucson.
- For a site on snakebite, medical herpetology, wilderness medicine, etc.
- All the Virology on the WWW: This up to date index site is maintained by David Sander at Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans. It provides links and catalog virology, microbiology and related pages world-wide. Additionally, on-line courses, tutorials, and a catalog of viral images is available. This comprehensive page lists Servers for General Virology, Specific Viruses, Microbiology, AIDS, Emerging Viruses, Electronic Journals, Scientific Societies, Government Sites and much much more. If you're looking for specific virus-related information, or if you're a virology/microbiology professional, this is the place to start.
- The CDC , NIOSH , and the Department of Health and Human Services have descriptions of various respirators and their manufacturers on their website. See for example http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/emres01.html
- Summaries of the previous CBMTS are available.
The CBMTS-III, Spiez, Switzerland, May 7-12, 2000
CBMTS Industry-1, Zagreb, October 1998
CBMTS Mideast-1, Cairo, December 1997
PMMA-CBMTS, Hradec Kralove, May 1997
CBMTS-II, Switzerland, July 1996
CBMTS-I, Switzerland, December 1994
Links to ASA colleagues and businesses
- Aeolus Aerospace Christopher Carey's site which includes discussions of different respirators and gas mask features.
- Canadian NBC Alliance partners.
- Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health
Name in Croatian: Institut za medicinska istrazivanja i medicinu rada. Abbreviated name: IMI
- NBC Team Ltd.
- Arms Control Today is published 10 times a year by the Arms Control Association and is devoted to current issues in arms control.
Links to Environmental Sites
- USEPA Gateway to US EPA's many areas of interest, including documents, guidances, reports, advisories, etc.
- U.S. EPA's Drinking Water Regulations and Health Advisories
- U.S. EPA's SW-846 Test Methods
Other Favorite Sites Suggested by Readers
- Visit the Joint International Nuclear Research Center in Dubna. An International Center for joint research in Dubna Russia.
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