Leary, A., Schwartz, M., Kirk, M., et al. (2014). Evidence-Based Patient Decontamination: An Integral Component of Mass Exposure Chemical Incident Planning and Response. (Free registration required.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 8(3): 260-266.
The authors summarize the science behind the national planning guidance prepared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Homeland Security specific to mass patient decontamination in a chemical incident.