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Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook

Appendix D: Aerosol Toxicity: Toxins

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases,Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland
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  • kilogram ton
  • Aerosol toxicity in LD50 (see Appendix C) vs. quantity of toxin required to provide a theoretically effective open-air exposure, under ideal meteorological conditions, to an area 100 km2 . Ricin, saxitoxin and botulinum toxins kill at the concentrations depicted. (Patrick and Spertzel, 1992: Based on Cader K.L., BWL Tech Study #3, Mathematical models for dosage and casualty resulting from single point and line source release of aerosol near ground level, DTIC#AD3 10-361, Dec 1957)


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