The Survival Guide: What to Do in a Biological, Chemical, Or Nuclear Emergency

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Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 284 pages
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From the medical director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, here, in straightforward language and with easy-to-understand instructions, is a step-by-step guide to protecting yourself and your family in large-scale emergencies.

The Survival Guideprovides expert critical information about the most likely biological, chemical, and nuclear threats—and explains the basic steps to take before, during, and after a terrorist attack or other emergency situation.

Easy to use: standardized chapter format full of quick tips and information

Complete explanations: of different biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons

Early identification pointers: including symptoms, emergency response, testing and diagnosis, treatment, special precautions, preparation tips, and much more

Special sections: care for children, pregnant women, and even pets

Provides: resource sections with contact numbers and information, and instructions on what to do in the event of an attack, including advice on prevention as well as containment

Assesses: crucial information for disaster planning, including recommendations for action based on proximity to an attack and precautionary suggestions regarding mass transportation

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About the author (2003)

Angelo Acquista, M.D., has been the medical director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management since 1999. Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, he served on Mayor Giuliani’s task force on bioterrorism.

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