blister agent


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blister agent

a chemical compound or preparation that causes the formation of skin blisters, mustard gas, used in World War I, was a blister agent.

blister agent

A vesicant, esp. any such agent (like mustard gas) used in chemical warfare.
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chemical-weapon stockpile includes bombs, rockets, mortars, projectiles, land mines and spray tanks filled with blister agent or one of the nerve agents.
Section personnel are capable of focusing on low levels of nerve and blister agents and can also evaluate for Soldier exposure to a nerve agent by analyzing for plasma cholinesterase.
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Over the next six years, the facility will destroy the depot's entire stockpile of hundreds of thousands of chemical weapons and 3,850 tons of chemical nerve and blister agents that have been stored at the arsenal for more than 40 years.
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The CMA is destroying or preparing to destroy blister agents at the ANCDF, Umatilla Chemical Depot, Pine Bluff Chemical Activity, and Deseret Chemical Depot.
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