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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Sulfur Mustard, also known as Mustard Gas, is a blistering agent that has been characterized as a primary threat by defense analysts.
A blistering agent which burns victims' skin, eyes, and lungs.
The country has hundreds of tons of various chemical agents, including sarin and VX nerve agents, as well as older blistering agents such as mustard gas, dispersed in dozens of manufacturing and storage sites, experts say.
The United States manufactured thousands of tons of nerve gas, blistering agents and other poisons, simply because the Soviet Union was known to be doing the same.
The Pentagon said Tuesday that it would notify 20,000 veterans of the 1991 Gulf War - four times more than previously announced - that they might have been exposed to nerve gas and blistering agents when a battalion of U.