Texas Tech Researchers, Congressional Leaders Announce Major Findings on Texas Tech-Developed Wipe Used for Counterterrorism

Media advisory for Dec. 3 news conference.

WHAT:           News conference WHEN:           11 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 3) WHERE:         The Merket Alumni Center on the Texas Tech University campus – Map. The news conference may be viewed online at www.tiehh.ttu.edu. Questions can be e-mailed during the news conference to media.questions@ttu.edu. EVENT:          Researchers and Congressional leaders will announce results that demonstrate the superiority of a wipe developed by researchers at Texas Tech University. After researchers at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University developed a nonwoven wipe that could be used to decontaminate toxic chemical warfare agents, an evaluation of the wipe using a live threat agent was carried out by a nationally-known, independent laboratory. This news comes after blue-ribbon Congressional panel has recently concluded that it's likely that terrorists will use a weapon of mass destruction somewhere in the world by 2013. CONTACT: Ronald Kendall, director, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, (806) 885-4567, ron.kendall@tiehh.ttu.edu.