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Title: Protection against trichothecene mycotoxins

Abstract

Trichothecenes and their effects on humans have attracted national and international attention because of their reported use in warfare. This study arose out of a concern about such uses and the potential harm these substances could cause among civilian and military populations that might be exposed to them. Accordingly, this report is intended to assist in the protection not only of U.S. Armed Forces against the adverse effects of trichothecenes but also of civilian populations that may come into contact with these toxins during peace or war. The committee concentrated on the following two major objectives: (1) examination of the environmental and biological behavior of the trichothecene class of mycotoxins to determine what protective measures can be taken and (2) development of the means for optimizing the protection of human beings against the effects of trichothecenes through appropriate prophylaxes and treatments.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Research Council, Washington, DC (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7188630
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 7188630
Report Number(s):
AD-A-137115/2
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; FUNGI; TOXICITY; TOXINS; PRODUCTION; DECONTAMINATION; DETECTION; MILITARY PERSONNEL; SAMPLING; ANTIGENS; CLEANING; MATERIALS; PERSONNEL; PLANTS; TOXIC MATERIALS 560306* -- Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology-- Man-- (-1987); 550700 -- Microbiology

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Not Available. Protection against trichothecene mycotoxins. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Not Available. Protection against trichothecene mycotoxins. United States.
Not Available. Sat . "Protection against trichothecene mycotoxins". United States.
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abstractNote = {Trichothecenes and their effects on humans have attracted national and international attention because of their reported use in warfare. This study arose out of a concern about such uses and the potential harm these substances could cause among civilian and military populations that might be exposed to them. Accordingly, this report is intended to assist in the protection not only of U.S. Armed Forces against the adverse effects of trichothecenes but also of civilian populations that may come into contact with these toxins during peace or war. The committee concentrated on the following two major objectives: (1) examination of the environmental and biological behavior of the trichothecene class of mycotoxins to determine what protective measures can be taken and (2) development of the means for optimizing the protection of human beings against the effects of trichothecenes through appropriate prophylaxes and treatments.},
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