Weapons of mass destruction--threats and responses.

  title={Weapons of mass destruction--threats and responses.},
  author={Christine M. Gosden and Derek Gardener},
  volume={331 7513},
Weapons of mass destruction (WMD) include chemical, biological, and radiological agents with the potential to cause death at low doses and with serious long term health effects in survivors. This article provides general information relevant to all situations, from terrorist attacks in developed countries to conflict zones in Third World countries. WMD agents can be used to terrorise or subjugate populations and wreak economic damage. Many agents are cheap to produce and can be deployed in… CONTINUE READING