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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They also found what Army general David Rodriquez called 'a mujahadeen chemical and biological book' with instructions and formulas for anthrax, blood agents and explosive materials.
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.
In a June supplement to ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES, Schwartz reports that of all the pollutants measured, only fine particulates--those smaller than 10 micrometers in diameter--were associated with higher than normal concentrations of these blood agents.