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preventing common human induced disasters

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sujay prakash

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Transcript of preventing common human induced disasters

Weapons of mass distruction
Weapons of mass distruction (WMD) are
the weapons which bring a huge loss to life,
property and environ ment the term covers
several weapons type including nuclear
bilogical , chemical (NBC) are increasingly
radiological weapons . there is controversy
over when the term was first used . Either
in 1937 (in spain) or in 1945 following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and nagasaki and progressing through the cold war, the term came to refer more to non - conventional weapons
CHEMICAL & INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS
Chemicals are used by majour parts of the world population unintentionally
through objects like hairspray wall paint etc. Chemical manufacturing is amajour sourse of contamination .
Hazardous material come in the form of explosives posines and radio active
material
BHOPAL DISASTER (1984)
The Bhopal disaster, also referred to as the Bhopal gas tragedy, was a gas leak incident in India, considered the world's worst industrial disaster.[1] It occurred on the night of 2–3 December 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Over 500,000 people were exposed to methyl isocyanate gas and other chemicals. The toxic substance made its way in and around the shanty towns located near the plant.[2] Estimates vary on the death toll. The official immediate death toll was 2,259. The government of Madhya Pradesh confirmed a total of 3,787 deaths related to the gas release.[
HOW TO PREVENT & PROTECT OURSELVES FROM CHEMICAL DISASTERS
Step 1 Prevention with Potassium Iodide
BIOLOGICAL DISASTERS
Biological weapons are refered to as "poor man's
atom bomb because they are easy to manu facture
can be deployed without sophisticated delivary
systems and have the ebility to kill or injure
tousand's of people

More over illness from biological weapons wont be
recognaised in the initial stages with highly
transmissible agents the time delay recognition
could result in wide spread secondary exposureto
including doctors or health staff
preventing common human induced disasters
Step 2 Decrease Exposure
Step 3 Remove Contaminants
Step 4 Increase Distance
Step 5 Shielding
Do's and don'ts of biological disasters
1)Beaware and do not share your personal belongings
2)Listen for local updates from local health workers
3)Listen for the news or radio regularly .A loud speaker should be fixed in rural areas
4)If you became aware of any unusal incidents , spread the news to the authoraties , famalies , friends , & neighbors
5)Get away from the substances as soon as possible
6)Cover mouth and nose with a cloth or thick fabric
DONE BY :- B.SUJAY
CLASS:-lX
ROLL NO:- 31
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