Issue Date: December 7, 2009
Safeguarding Foreign Labs
When chemicals get into the wrong hands, it can wreak havoc. One of the more notable cases of chemical terrorism is the 1995 sarin nerve gas attack on a Tokyo subway, an episode that killed 12 people and injured thousands more. More recently, insurgents have used deadly chlorine gas in truck bombings in Iraq.
Because of a lack of attention to laboratory safety, many academic and industrial chemistry labs in developing countries could become targets . . .
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