Straight Talk about Terrorism: Protecting Your Home and Family from Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Attacks

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Potomac Books, Inc., 2004 - Political Science - 157 pages
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After the September 11th terrorist attacks and anthrax scare of 2001, the need to prepare for the possibility of terrorist attacks using nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological weapons has become increasingly apparent. Written in plain language by a former Army NBC officer, this book dispels several media-propagated myths and tells the real story about what people can and cannot do to protect themselves and their families. Beahm provides handy checklists of household or other useful items, safety procedures, action plans, and emergency planning guides. Each section contains frequently asked questions to provide readers with the essential information they need to prepare their homes, offices, and communities, such as what to look for and where to buy protective equipment; how to find shelter at a designated shelter-in-place; how to construct a safe room and what to stock; and what to do when it's time to evacuate their home. This book will simultaneously reassure citizens alarmed by the terrorist threat and give them concrete steps to take to feel safer at home and at work.
 

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Contents

DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 1THE BIG PICTURE
THREAT ASSESSMENT
CHAPTER 3THE CHEMICAL THREAT
CHAPTER 4THE BIOLOGICAL THREAT
CHAPTER 5THE NUCLEAR THREAT
THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE
THE SECOND LINE OF DEFENSE
APPENDIXES
APPENDIX AOTHER SOURCES
APPENDIX BUNDERSTANDING THE HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISORY SYSTEM
APPENDIX CDHS LINKS FOR THE PUBLIC
THE CDC ROLE
NOTES
GLOSSARY
INDEX

THE THIRD LINE OF DEFENSE
CHAPTER 9THE FAMILY DISASTER PLAN
SPECIAL NEEDS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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