Blister Agent

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Blister Agent

A chemical that causes blisters or other severe irritation on human or animal skin. Occasionally, blister agents are used in medical treatments and may have a commercial value for this reason. However, blister agents are usually used in chemical weapons.
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Improved Chemical Agent Monitor (ICAM)--The NBCRV is equipped with the ICAM for conducting dismounted detection and identification of nerve and blister agents.
The outcome of a terrorist attack using chemical weapons could be disastrous, for the deadliness of World War I-vintage choking and blister agents was surpassed many times over when nerve agents were discovered in the 1930s.
and Russia agree Syria has roughly 1,000 metric tons of chemical weapons agents and precursors, including blister agents such as sulfur and mustard gas and nerve agents like sarin.
The chemicals in the regime's possession include blister agents and nerve gas that have been inserted in bombs and missile warheads.
Army stockpile for rockets, bombs, mines, bulk containers, spray tanks, mortars, and projectiles that contained nerve agents (GB, GA, and VX) and blister agents (mustard and lewisite).
0 is proven to withstand exposure to hazardous toxins such as satin nerve and mustard blister agents as well as Anthrax.
The chemical detection system, which is now in use in portions of the Metro, is able to detect chemical, nerve and blister agents, McDevitt said in an interview.
intelligence agencies believe terrorist groups have experimented with blister agents, which burn the skin; nerve agents, which impair the nervous system; and -- agents, which prevent delivery of oxygen to body tissue.
ICx developed the spray formulation in response to requests by current users of the ICx Agentase CAD-Kit[TM], a proven, highly selective detection system for nerve, blood, and blister agents that works without the need for training-intensive, power-dependent electronic instrumentation.
Section personnel are capable of focusing on low levels of nerve and blister agents and can also evaluate for Soldier exposure to a nerve agent by analyzing for plasma cholinesterase.