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1
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How is damage sustained after a blast?

A

Exposure to a pressure field produced by the explosion of volatile substance

2
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Define the primary blast injures

A

Sudden changes in environmental pressure from a blast wave.

3
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Where do primary blast injures occur the most and why?

A

Gas-containing organs; Severe damage occurs when poorly supported tissue is displaced beyond its elastic limit.

4
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Define the secondary blast injuries

A

Injury from flying debris like glass, nails, metal shard, or falling mortar

5
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Define the tertiary blast injuries

A

Occur from individuals being propelled through space by an explosion or blast wind, then striking stationary objects. Similar to standing fall

6
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Define quaternary blast injuries

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Any explosion related injury, illness, or disease not caused by primary, secondary or tertiary mechanisms