Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Public Health - Part 2
Lecture:Bioterrorism, Agricultural Terrorism, Chemical Terrorism, Nuclear Terrorism
Slide content:Chemical Terrorism Results from covert or overt exposure of chemical hazards to the population A wide variety of chemical compounds are potential vehicles of chemical terrorism 14
Slide notes:Chemical terrorism, or exposure of the population to chemical hazards, is another concern of public health. As with other categories of terrorism, an attack could be either covert or overt. Both the National Toxic Substance Incidents Program and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry participate in monitoring and efforts to mitigate risk of chemical terrorism. 14