'Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents, Second Edition' covers every aspect of deadly toxic chemicals used in conflicts, warfare and terrorism. Including findings from experimental as well as clinical studies, this essential reference offers in-depth coverage of individual toxicants, target organ toxicity, major incidents, toxic effects in humans, animals and wildlife, biosensors and biomarkers, on-site and laboratory analytical methods, decontamination and detoxification procedures, and countermeasures. Expanding on the ground-breaking first edition, 'Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents 'has been completely updated, presenting the most recent advances in field. Brand new chapters include a case study of the Iran-Iraq war, an overview of chemical weapons of mass destruction, explosives, ricin, the human respiratory system, alternative testing methods, brain injuries, and more. Unites world-leading experts to present cutting-edge, agent-specific information on chemical warfare agents and their adverse effects on human and animal health and the environment.Covers all aspects of chemical warfare agent modes of action, detection, prevention, therapeutic treatment and countermeasures.Features a full update on the first edition to reflect the most recent advances in the field as well as nine new chapters.