Texas Tech Researchers Author Textbook on Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures
July 17, 2008
Researchers at Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
have assembled a textbook that describes the progress and lessons learned from more
than five years of biological and chemical threats research.
Researchers at Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences
Center have assembled a textbook that describes the progress and lessons learned from
more than five years of biological and chemical threats research.
The book, "Advances in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures," was edited
by Ronald J. Kendall, Steven M. Presley, Galen P. Austin and Philip N. Smith with
the Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr. National Program for Countermeasures to Biological
and Chemical Threats at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health.
"This science-based work is an excellent tool to assist military and homeland security
personnel and first responders to improve their ability to develop and implement countermeasures
to potential biological and chemical threat agents that continue to emerge," said
Kendall, who is director for the institute. "We believe this book will be of great
value to the professionals who are working in these areas to make our nation safer."
The book provides an overview of recognized threats and their toxic effects and examines
how these threats are dispersed through the environment. Also, it describes development
of sensors for detecting threats and environmental protection, personal protection
and the relationship between risk and vulnerability to establish the measure of threat.
Taylor & Francis/CRC Press published the book. Funding support for the book came from
the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command.
For a copy of the book, please contact Carolyn Spence at (561) 998-2515 or e-mail
CONTACT: Ronald Kendall, director, The Institute of Environmental and Human
Health, Texas Tech University, (806) 885-4567, firstname.lastname@example.org.