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Pediatric Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

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Table 7.1. Expected Injuries at Relative Distances from Detonation in Open Air

Injury Closest           Farthest
Body disruption            
Burn/inhalation            
Toxic inhalation          
Amputation        
Primary blast injury, lung and bowel      
Tertiary mechanism    
Primary blast injury, ear  
Secondary mechanism

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