Infographic: Toxic opioid exposure
from NineSigma North America Inc. via Officer.com
"Research shows the growing risk of toxic opioid exposure for first responders and medical professionals. First responders arriving at the scene of a suspected drug overdose, law enforcement officers searching an area for illicit drugs or medical professionals performing overdose reversal treatment are often at risk of being exposed to toxic substances such as heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil or other synthetic and non-synthetic opioids," says Frank Tropper, Director of Global Programs, NineSigma. While advancements in chipsets for future handheld in-field tools, personal protection kits, opioid antidotes and K-9 protective equipment are available for purchase, the struggle remains that best measures for law enforcement to respond to this disaster can change as quickly as the drugs do.
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