Blood Agent


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Blood Agent

A chemical that causes sickness or death in humans or animals as it is absorbed in the blood. Many blood agents are based on arsenic or cyanide. Blood agents are usually used in poisons or chemical weapons.
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Nerve agents, such as tabun and satin, and blood agents, such as hydrogen cyanide and cyanogen chloride, have particularly lethal effects and can cause death within minutes.
ACCORDING to suppliers of survival equipment, the pounds 386 added to the Vale council's budget for protecting local people could buy: # Almost three top quality gas masks that can protect you against such things as ``nerve agents, blister agents, blood agents and biological warfare''.
The film deals with various forms of biological weapons such as bacteria (anthrax), viruses (cholera, smallpox) and chemical weapons such as Agent Orange, mustard gas and nerve and blood agents.
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For some biologic segments, such as insulin and blood agents, the government provides the population with free biologic drugs, which ensures demand because most of the population cannot afford the expensive costs of biologics without this assistance.
It is specifically designed to provide protection against a variety of chemical agents, including nerve, choking, blister and blood agents.
Attendees will be trained on dispersal systems, testing and cutting edge detection technologies, biological agents, nerve agents, vesicants, blood agents, and predicting attacks involving biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons.
The film deals with various forms of biological weapons such as bacteria (anthrax), virus (cholera, small pox), and chemical weapons such as Agent Orange, mustard gas, and nerve and blood agents.