DTPA Forward Placement Project in New Mexico
To prepare for a rapid response to a radiological terrorist attack, the New Mexico Department of Health, Bureau of Health Emergency Management, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has pre-positioned supplies of Diethylenetriamine Pentaacetic Acid (DTPA) in NewMexico. DTPA is most effective as a medical countermeasure if it can be administered to individuals with known or suspected internal contamination within the first 8-12 hours after radiological exposure. By having forward placed supplies of DTPA, we can help ensure hospitals treating victims of radiological exposure have rapid access to appropriate medical countermeasures during a response to a radiologic event.
DTPA Additional Resources