Accession Number : ADA018166

Title :   With 'Zolnierz Polski' to a Class in Defense Training.


Report Date : 12 NOV 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The weapons of mass destruction include not only nuclear, radioactive, and biological weapons but also chemical means which occur in the forms of a gas, vapor, fog, and smoke. The air contaminated with chemicals may under favorable meteorological conditions spread with the wind for considerable distances from the point of application. Chemicals harm through inhaling contaminated air, falling into the eyes, on the skin and clothing, through drinking contaminated water and eating such food, and through contact with contaminated objects. The degree of irradiation of a living organism is determined by the dose expressed in roentgens: 50 R - does not limit the ability of a person to work or act; 100-200 R - some of the irradiated people may lose the ability to work for a period of a couple of days; 200-400 R - people lose the ability to work for an extended period of time; 400-600 R - about 50% of the patients may die; above 600 R - the dose is lethal for everybody. A precise detection of poisons is made possible by chemical detection means or by automatic contamination monitors.

Descriptors :   *Chemical warfare agents, *Radiological warfare agents, *Toxicology, Toxicity, Irritating agents, Tear gas, Dosage, Detection, Translations, Poland

Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE