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,
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.
Soap aids in dissolving oily substances such as mustard or other blister agents.
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.
JCAD detects not only nerve and blister agents, but also blood agents, which the ACADA couldn't do.
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.