troops walk into chemical site

  1. They are saying soldiers got sick after they found a chemical weapons dump. I guess they did not have their suits on or they would not have got sick right? Isn't that really serious? True I saw someone getting decontaminated. But are they not candidates for further health problems even at small doses, decontamination only prevents further damage. It is my understanding that decontamination won't undue what has been done. I hear they had N/V, hives and breathing problems.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    Very unsafe.
    It must be so uncomfortable in those suits. What to do.
    I always try to err on the side of caution, but I'm a Mom and 'twitting' nurse.

    Risk vs. benefit analysis needed.


    Related regarding chemical and biological agents:

    http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/04/02/spr...wmd/index.html
  4. by   Mkue
    Another chemical site? Soon we'll have to number them, chemical site #1, site #2.. etc.. I can't keep up with the news anymore.
  5. by   molecule
    the Najaf site where the soldiers felt bad and were decontaiminated proved a false alarm.

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