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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Inside the TCC, a small glass ampoule contains a known quantity of chemical simulants that are safe and nontoxic to people, but that cause the devices to react as if they had been exposed to the dangerous nerve and blister agents.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Amnesty International said on Thursday that Sudan's government has carried out at least 30 likely chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January using what two experts concluded was a probable blister agent.
militaries have generally focused on nerve and blister agents as
Syria's security vacuum opens the door for terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah and al-Qaeda to try and get their hands on its large stock of chemical weapons including blister agents, such as mustard gas, and more deadly nerve agents such as Sarin, Tabun and VX.
JCAD detects not only nerve and blister agents, but also blood agents, which the ACADA couldn't do.
Incineration of the more deadly nerve agents - sarin, completed in 2007, and VX, completed in 2009 - came first, followed by weapons containing mustard blister agents.
The paper claimed that Syria had maintained stockpiles of chemical weapons, including sarin gas and blister agents, for decades, adding:
9 million) and involves the supply of 4,100 units that can quickly monitor for nerve and blister agents.
The ACADA uses ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) technology to concurrently detect and identify nerve and blister agents under all environmental conditions, while mobile or stationary.
After destruction of the satin rockets is complete, PBCDF will turn to destroying the stockpile of rockets and mines armed with the nerve agent VX and the stockpile of blister agents, commonly known as mustard gas.
The facility, at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas, will destroy approximately 3,850 tons of the nerve agents GB and VX and the blister agents HT and HD.