Every day, thousands of shipments of toxic and radiological chemicals, traverse our highways and railways, as potential “agents of opportunity” for terrorists' use. This informational session will describe:
- the public health threats due to Radiological and Chemical "Agents of Opportunity"
- the deficiencies in education and training of public health responders to these types of events, and
- the development and relevance of a preparedness course called, "Radiological and Chemical Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism: The Emergency Medicine Response to Toxic Industrial Chemicals and Materials (TICs/TIMs) and Toxic Radiological Materials (TRMs)."