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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Chemicals categorized as blister agents, also known as vesicants,
Other types such as toxins and blister agents can be easily developed and employed.
About the size and shape of a VHS tape or a hardcover bestselling novel, JCADs sound an alarm and begin to light up if nerve agents such as sarin or blister agents such as mustard gas are present.
America and South Korea believe that, in fact, North Korea does have significant chemical weapons programme, with stockpiles of munitions containing nerve, choking and blister agents such as phosgene, hydrogen cyanide, mustard, and sarine.
In addition to CS tear gas, officials believe Agent Orange and blister agents are still present in Svay Rieng.
The MCD capability may be more useful when agents with a slower mechanism of action (persistent blister agents) are employed.
Despite first-hand experience of its consequences, Banting and his researchers continued to test blister agents on soldiers.
Assad, who has denied using chemical weapons, could begin by actually acknowledging that he has the weapons, which Western nations say amount to hundreds of tons of nerve gas and blister agents.
and Russia agreed that Syria had 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.
US officials said the US and Russia agreed that Syria had roughly 1,000 metric tonnes of chemical weapons agents and precursors, including blister agents such as sulphur and mustard gas, and nerve agents like sarin.
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.