Chemical-biological terrorism and its impact on children

Michael W. Shannon, Dana Best, Helen J. Binns, Joel A. Forman, Christine L. Johnson, Catherine J. Karr, Janice J. Kim, Lynnette J. Mazur, James R. Roberts, Margaret B. Rennels, H. Cody Meissner, Carol J. Baker, Robert S. Baltimore, Joseph A. Bocchini, Penelope H. Dennehy, Robert W. Frenck, Caroline B. Hall, Sarah S. Long, Julia McMillan, Keith R. PowellLorry G. Rubin, Thomas N. Saari

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Abstract

Children remain potential victims of chemical or biological terrorism. In recent years, children have even been specific targets of terrorist acts. Consequently, it is necessary to address the needs that children would face after a terrorist incident. A broad range of public health initiatives have occurred since September 11, 2001. Although the needs of children have been addressed in many of them, in many cases, these initiatives have been inadequate in ensuring the protection of children. In addition, public health and health care system preparedness for terrorism has been broadened to the so-called all-hazards approach, in which response plans for terrorism are blended with plans for a public health or health care system response to unintentional disasters (eg, natural events such as earthquakes or pandemic flu or manmade catastrophes such as a hazardous-materials spill). In response to new principles and programs that have appeared over the last 5 years, this policy statement provides an update of the 2000 policy statement. The roles of both the pediatrician and public health agencies continue to be emphasized; only a coordinated effort by pediatricians and public health can ensure that the needs of children, including emergency protocols in schools or child care centers, decontamination protocols, and mental health interventions, will be successful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1267-1278
Number of pages12
JournalPediatrics
Volume118
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Chemical Terrorism
Bioterrorism
Public Health
Terrorism
Delivery of Health Care
Hazardous Substances
Earthquakes
Decontamination
Disasters
Pandemics
Child Care
Mental Health
Emergencies

Keywords

  • Biological terrorism
  • Chemical terrorism
  • Emergency preparedness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Shannon, M. W., Best, D., Binns, H. J., Forman, J. A., Johnson, C. L., Karr, C. J., ... Saari, T. N. (2006). Chemical-biological terrorism and its impact on children. Pediatrics, 118(3), 1267-1278. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2006-1700

Chemical-biological terrorism and its impact on children. / Shannon, Michael W.; Best, Dana; Binns, Helen J.; Forman, Joel A.; Johnson, Christine L.; Karr, Catherine J.; Kim, Janice J.; Mazur, Lynnette J.; Roberts, James R.; Rennels, Margaret B.; Meissner, H. Cody; Baker, Carol J.; Baltimore, Robert S.; Bocchini, Joseph A.; Dennehy, Penelope H.; Frenck, Robert W.; Hall, Caroline B.; Long, Sarah S.; McMillan, Julia; Powell, Keith R.; Rubin, Lorry G.; Saari, Thomas N.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 118, No. 3, 09.2006, p. 1267-1278.

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Shannon, MW, Best, D, Binns, HJ, Forman, JA, Johnson, CL, Karr, CJ, Kim, JJ, Mazur, LJ, Roberts, JR, Rennels, MB, Meissner, HC, Baker, CJ, Baltimore, RS, Bocchini, JA, Dennehy, PH, Frenck, RW, Hall, CB, Long, SS, McMillan, J, Powell, KR, Rubin, LG & Saari, TN 2006, 'Chemical-biological terrorism and its impact on children', Pediatrics, vol. 118, no. 3, pp. 1267-1278. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2006-1700
Shannon MW, Best D, Binns HJ, Forman JA, Johnson CL, Karr CJ et al. Chemical-biological terrorism and its impact on children. Pediatrics. 2006 Sep;118(3):1267-1278. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2006-1700
Shannon, Michael W. ; Best, Dana ; Binns, Helen J. ; Forman, Joel A. ; Johnson, Christine L. ; Karr, Catherine J. ; Kim, Janice J. ; Mazur, Lynnette J. ; Roberts, James R. ; Rennels, Margaret B. ; Meissner, H. Cody ; Baker, Carol J. ; Baltimore, Robert S. ; Bocchini, Joseph A. ; Dennehy, Penelope H. ; Frenck, Robert W. ; Hall, Caroline B. ; Long, Sarah S. ; McMillan, Julia ; Powell, Keith R. ; Rubin, Lorry G. ; Saari, Thomas N. / Chemical-biological terrorism and its impact on children. In: Pediatrics. 2006 ; Vol. 118, No. 3. pp. 1267-1278.
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