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Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Quick Reference Guides

The following chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) quick reference guides (QRG) are available through the National Response Team. These guides provide quick reference information for the emergency response community.

Biological Quick Reference Guides

Bacterials

Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) QRG (2011) (2 pp, 286 K, About PDF)

Brucellosis (Brucella) QRG (2011) (2 pp, 292 K, About PDF)

Q-fever (Coxiella brunetii) QRG (2011) (2 pp, 294 K, About PDF)

Glanders & Melioidosis (Burkolderia mallei & Burkholderia pseudomallei) QRG (2011) (2 pp, 291 K, About PDF)

Plague (Yersinia pestis) QRG (2011) (2 pp, 290 K, About PDF)

Tularemia (Francisella tularensis) QRG (2011) (2 pp, 291 K, About PDF)

Bacillus anthracis PPE Wash Water Decontamination QRG (2012) (1 pp, 383 K, About PDF)

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Virals

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (Hantavirus) QRG (2012) (2 pp, 384 K, About PDF)

Hemorrhagic Fever (10 Viruses) QRG (2012) (2 pp, 404 K, About PDF)

Smallpox (Orthopoxvirus) QRG (2012) (2 pp, 389 K, About PDF)

Tick-Borne Encephalitis (Tick-Borne Encephalitis virus) QRG (2012) (2 pp, 288 K, About PDF)

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Biotoxins

Botulism (Clostridium botulinum) QRG (2011) (2 pp, 290 K, About PDF)

Ricin poisoning (Ricinus communis) QRG (2013) (2 pp, 382 K, About PDF)

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QRG Reference Documents

Bacterials Reference Documents (2012) (3 pp, 341 K, About PDF)

Virals Reference Documents (2012) (7 pp, 439 K, About PDF)

Biotoxins Reference Documents (2011) (2 pp, 62 K, About PDF)

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Chemical Quick Reference Guides

GA (Tabun) QRG (2015) (2 pp, 84 K, About PDF)

GB (Sarin) QRG (2015) (2 pp, 111 K, About PDF)

GD (Soman) QRG (2015) (2 pp, 85 K, About PDF)

GF (Cyclosarin) QRG (2015) (2 pp, 67 K, About PDF)

VX QRG (2015) (2 pp, 100 K, About PDF)

Sulfur Mustard (HD) QRG (2015) (2 pp, 70 K, About PDF)

Mustard-Lewisite Mixture (HL) QRG (2015) (2 pp, 107 K, About PDF)

Lewisite (L) QRG (2015) (2 pp, 74 K, About PDF)

Key References Cited/Used in Chemical Warfare Agent QRGs (2015) (5 pp, 168 K, About PDF) GA (Tabun), GB (Sarin), GD (Soman), GF (Cyclosarin), Agent VX, HD (Sulfur Mustard), Lewisite (L), and Mustard-Lewisite Mixture (HL)

Phosgene (CG) QRG (2017) (3 pp, 67 K, About PDF)

Arsine (SA) QRG (2017) (3 pp, 64 K, About PDF)

Hydrogen Cyanide (AC) QRG (2017) (2 pp, 67 K, About PDF)

Cyanide Salts QRG (2017) (3 pp, 86 K, About PDF)

Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) QRG (2016) (2 pp, 77 K, About PDF)

Chlorine Gas (CL) QRG (2015) (2 pp, 60 K, About PDF)

Methyl isocyanate (MIC) QRG (2015) (2 pp, 56 K, About PDF)

Key References Cited/Used* in Toxic Industrial Chemical (TIC) QRGs (2012) (2 pp, 359 K, About PDF): Chlorine Gas (CL), Methylisocyanate (MIC), and Phosgene (CG)

Organophosphate Thion (OPT) QRG (2012) (2 pp, 235 K, About PDF)

Tetramethylenedisulfotetramine (TETS) QRG (2013) (2 pp, 241 K, About PDF)

Ethanol QRG (2010) (2 pp, 51 K, About PDF)

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Radiological and Nuclear Quick Reference Guides

Improvised Nuclear Device QRG (2013) (2 pp, 251 K, About PDF)

Radiological Disperson Device QRG (2012) (2 pp, 230 K, About PDF)

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