The US Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Department (DTRA CB) has a new test that reduces the time needed to determine clearance decontamination for anthrax.
The conference is designed to facilitate presentation, discussion, and further collaboration on research and development focused on an all-hazards approach to cleaning up contaminated buildings (both interior and exterior), infrastructure, and other areas/materials. The conference continues to focus strongly on matters involving CBR threat agents, but also includes all hazard elements.
Scientists are optimizing ways to use hot, humid air to decontaminate equipment that warfighters use, such as an aircraft.
Disinfection of avian influenza contaminated poultry houses is difficult and expensive. Researchers found that heat can be an effective method for decontamination but has limitations in cold weather.
The salient features of mass patient disrobe and decontamination are presented in Volume 3, which aims to provide all Federal, State, Tribal and local first responders with a simple, readily accessible guide to critical aspects of the incident response processes.
This document provides an overview of the processes involved in mass patient disrobe and decontamination and the rationale that underpins each process. The document does not include supporting technical information or potential challenges. Volume 2 has particular application in the training and exercising of first responders and officials involved with domestic preparedness and emergency management.
Presents a review of best practices, collates available evidence and identifies areas that require further investigation. The document is relevant to senior incident responders (e.g., Incident Commanders) and those responsible for emergency planning and civil contingencies, as it describes the supporting technical information that underpins the rationale for each stage of disrobe and decontamination and highlights potential issues or challenges.
This resource covers animal decontamination, training personnel for animal disasters, and other issues.
Over the past 22 years, ABRA has attracted a multi-specialty audience and provided a well-defined educational experience for all participants involved in the Bio Recovery, CTS, and the Forensic Restoration Industry. Attendees include those from Restoration and remediation companies where Bio Recovery has a primary role in their business and new comers to the industry who wish to learn. Each year, our distinct domestic and international attendees experience the chance to expand their horizons by learning about new and evolving trends in the field.
Among the many routes to food sterilization now being explored — everything from microwaves to pulsed UV light and ozone gas — two emerging technologies are attracting a lot of interest: cold plasma and high-pressure processing.