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NSRI Threat Report


Issue 3 | July 2022

Featured News

  • What to know about fentanyl-laced cannabis
  • Complicating the opioid epidemic: scientists estimate fentanyl has hundreds of millions of chemical variants
  • The U.S. is worried about fentanyl as a chemical weapon

Featured Journal Articles

  • Heat acclimation in females does not limit aerobic exercise training outcomes
  • Multi-actor deterrence: defining the concept
  • Strengthening DHS intelligence analysis education: core competencies, gaps and challenges
  • Aerosol tracer testing in Boeing 767 and 777 aircraft to simulate exposure potential of infectious aerosol such as SARS-CoV-2

Highlighted Threats

  • Fentanyl
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Ricin

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Issue 1 | April 2021

Featured News

  • Fentanyl: Powerful Drug, Deadlier Weapon
  • Adsorption and sensor applications of C2N surface for G-series and mustard series chemical warfare agents
  • Upper Macungie man charged with lying about effort to produce deadly poison ricin
  • Blount County police taking action against new drug ‘Phrenze Red’
  • Man’s shed found to contain DMT drug lab, guns, explosive chemicals
  • FBI terrorism unit investigating poison powder mailed to Sedgwick County officials

Highlighted Threats

  • Lily of the valley
  • Phrenze Red
  • Dimethyltryptamine (DMT)
  • Diaminotoluene 
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Issue 2 | September 2021

Featured News

  • Research: The Size and Culturability of Patient-Generated SARS-CoV-2 Aerosol
  • Research: Using Satellite Data for CBRN Threat Detection, Monitoring and Modelling
  • The Fentanyl Exposure Myth Must End
  • Meth Bust at California Border Crossing is Likely Largest in U.S. History
  • The US Faces a Naloxone Shortage at the Worst Possible Time
  • Indian Police Say Bomb-Laden Drones Hit Air Base in Kashmir
  • How criminal organizations’ use of drones threatens Americans

Highlighted Threats

  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Fentanyl, naloxone shortage
  • Meth
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