THE LOOMING THREAT: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL WARFARE

International Journal of Innovations in Biological and Chemical Sciences, Vol. 6, 2015, 8-16

Sangeeta KumariSM Paul Khurana

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Chemical and biological weapons are capable of use across a wide spectrum of warfare, from acts of assassination and small-scale terrorism to various tactical and operational situations, both defensive and offensive, including strategic population attacks. In this era biowar is really serious concern for the mankind. This article examines the role of biotechnology in protective measures and briefly surveys the biological warfare defense capabilities of different countries.

Key words: Biological warfare, chemical warfare, hazardous chemicals, microorganisms, toxicity