How Anthrax Is Weaponized...

Making anthrax bacteria into a biological weapon requires milling the spores into particles small enough to ensure that they remain suspended in the air for long periods of time

1 DRY THE SPORES If they are grown on a culture medium, anthrax spores need to be dried. Because they are so durable, they can be freeze dried, heat dried or spray dried

2 MILL THE SPORES Once the spores are dry, they are ground down to the smallest possible particle size, anywhere from one micron (one spore) to 20 microns. The process adds electrostatic charges to the particles, which makes them...

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