Major drive to devise ‘gold standard’ response to chemical or nuclear emergency


UK-based experts are spearheading a major drive to revolutionise the response to a large-scale chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear incident.

A team led by researchers from Loughborough University is developing a number of advanced methods to help emergency services around the world tackle a CBRN (chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear) attack or accident.

The new tools include technology to determine casualty exposure to poisons through rapid skin, breath and saliva tests, drone equipment to measure toxic fumes in the atmosphere and crisis communications techniques to stop the spread of fake news.

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Source: WirralGlobe