Hopes were also placed in the power of the so-called 'Open Air Factor', a belief that air pollution could combat biological attack
by killing micro-organisms.
Data collected from the tests will also help scientists to find a way to warn the public in case of a chemical or biological attack
Also in Israel, the country's Homefront Command began distributing information booklets Tuesday explaining how to use gas masks and seal rooms in houses against chemical or biological attack
. Several hundred U.S.
The sources said that planners were leaning towards an amphibious assault task force in the case of a war with Iraq because of the difficulties of protecting a large ground-based army from chemical or biological attack
We must confront the truth: this war is a biological attack
against humanity and the environment.
A biological attack
was long thought to have a risk factor of near zero.
Spokesman Robert Levy said: "The Bio-Shelter has a specially engineered air purification system designed to provide a family of four a safe haven in the event of a chemical or biological attack
USDA has become involved in activities on bioterrorism because of the increasing realization that the food supply may become a vehicle for a biological attack
against the civilian population.
What can the lab do to help deal with a biological attack
? Experts say the swift and accurate identification of infectious or toxic agents and the notification of the appropriate authorities is key.
The threat of biological attack
is increasingly used by terrorists to blackmail governments and President Clinton has predicted a major attack in the US within five years.
The broadcast describing the military and public health response is intended for military, medical, and public health professionals, who will learn how to recognize a biological attack
, investigate the event, treat casualties, prevent the spread of the agent, and manage the proper medical response.
At the 1977 Senate hearing, Pentagon representatives insisted that the germ spraying was only intended to track the airborne bacteria and calculate the number of people who might be affected by a real biological attack