Print Email Facebook Twitter Biomonitoring of exposure to chemical warfare agents Title Biomonitoring of exposure to chemical warfare agents Author Noort, D. van der Schans, M.J. Benschop, H.P. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Contributor Dishovsky, C. (editor) Pivovarov, A. (editor) Benschop, H.P. (editor) Publication year 2006 Abstract An overview is presented of the major methods that are presently available for biomonitoring of exposure to chemical warfare agents, i.e., nerve agents and sulfur mustard. These methods can be applied for a variety of purposes such as diagnosis and dosimetry of exposure of casualties, verification of nonadherence to the Chemical Weapon Convention, health surveillance, assessment of low level exposures (Gulf War Syndrome) and last but not least for forensic purposes in case of terrorist attacks with these agents. This paper will focus on methods that are based on the analysis of long-lived protein adducts of CW agents which are detectable weeks or even months after exposure. Examples of real exposure incidents will be described. © 2006 Springer. Subject BiomonitoringDiagnosisDNA adductsImmunoassayMass spectrometryProtein adductsRetrospective detectionSulfur mustard To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:b4986c0f-0ebd-454e-a2c5-c5e4ad28357a DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4170-5_03 TNO identifier 183398 Publisher Springer, Dordrecht ISBN 1402041683 ISSN 1871-4641 Source NATO Security through Science Series A: Chemistry and Biology. Medical treatment of intoxications and decontamination of chemical agents in the area of terrorist attack. Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, 25-28 January 2005, 21-26 (Chapter 3) Document type bookPart Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.