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A New Free E-learning Course on Chemical Disasters

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A New Free E-learning Course on Chemical Disasters

Chemical agents, being at the core of modern industrial systems, has attained a very serious concern for disaster management within government and community. Chemicals such as chlorine, which were used during World War I as chemical weapons—is also key ingredient in numerous commercial products. Correct application of chemicals is very important. Appropriate use will be beneficial while misuse will bring disasters. This course will provide learners with an overview of issues in relation to chemical disasters due to industrial accidents, terrorism and war attack. In particular, it introduces the basics of chemical agents with health hazards, the immediate and chronic health effects of exposure to hazardous chemicals and the measures in prevention, preparedness and response to chemical disasters. 

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