Sir Liam Donaldson, the British government's Chief Medical Officer,
said that London is now a 'prime target' for a terrorist attack, and
advises the public to use 'improvised gas-masks' in the event of a
toxic gas attack.
WE STRONGLY ADVISE PEOPLE IN LONDON TO BE AWARE OF THE RISKS, KNOW THE
SIGNS, AND PRACTISE SURVIVAL METHODS. BREATHING THROUGH LAYERS OF
CLOTHING WILL NOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENT PROTECTION TO ESCAPE FROM A NERVE
GAS. URGENTLY OBTAIN A GAS MASK FITTED WITH VAPOUR FILTERS FROM YOUR
LOCAL DIY SHOP.
"The situation is particularly poor in London - a possible prime
where a large scale incident 'would challenge the NHS', the report's
"Officials are also planning mock attacks to ensure
the emergency services are fully prepared. "
"Sir Liam said the proposed poster campaign and mock attacks were an
important part of the government's plans.
He said: "It will be alarming for people but it is important."
The poster campaign will include tips such as running away from
poison gas or using handkerchiefs as improvised masks.
[ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2478015.stm ]
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