Institute: ONC | Component: 1 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: b | Slide: 15
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:CDC Hazardous Chemical Categories Categorized by chemical type and exposure effects (13 total) -Examples of content type categories: Bio-toxins: Poisons from plants or animals Metals: Agents consisting of metallic poisons Examples of exposure effects categories: Caustics ( acids): Burn or corrode skin, eyes, and mucus membranes Incapacitating agents: Cause mental confusion or altered state of consciousness 15
Slide notes:The CDC categorizes hazardous chemicals into 13 groups, based on chemical type and exposure effects. The slide lists examples of categories based on the chemical type: bio-toxinspoisons from plants or animals; and metalsmetallic poisons. The slide also lists examples of chemical categories based on the effects of the agent: caustics, which are c hemicals that burn or corrode, and incapacitating agents , which cause mental confusion or altered states of consciousness. 15