ASTM WK44392

    Work Item: ASTM WK44392 - New Practice for Standard Test Methods for the Neutralization of Human Skin Contaminated with Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA)

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E54.03 | Committee E54 | Contact Staff Manager



    1. Scope

    In congruence with current United States (US) military and NATO Forces, US federal, state, local, and volunteer public safety agencies (fire, emergency medical services (EMS), law enforcement, Hazardous Material Response Teams), and public health agencies product usage practices; this test method uses current accepted measurements for medical devices that remove and neutralize CWA on the skin and establishes a standard with scientific limits for neutralization of GA Tabun, GB Sarin, GD Soman, GF Cylohexyl Sarin, VX Nerve Agent, HD Mustard, and T-2 Toxin CWAs.

    military, fire services, EMS, homeland security, law enforcement, and other first responders on the appropriate response, identification, neutralization, decontamination, and pre-hospital and hospital


    Keywords

    Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA), Chemical Weapons of Mass Effect, (CWMD), neutralization, decontamination, nerve agents, GA Tabun, GB Sarin, GD Soman, GF Cylohexyl Sarin, VX Nerve Agent, HD Mustard, and T-2 Toxin, skin, medical device

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    12-12-2013

    Technical Contact:
    Dr. Donald Walsh

    Status:
    Draft Under Development