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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agents (such as sarin and VX), blister agents (such as mustard gas),
chemical-weapon stockpile includes bombs, rockets, mortars, projectiles, land mines and spray tanks filled with blister agent or one of the nerve agents.
Danish troops said the shells tested positive for blister agent, according to Amann.
The 36 shells were thought to contain a blister agent, but tests have proved negative.
In Iraq, Allied troops have uncovered 36 shells containing a liquid blister agent.
Elsewhere, Danish and Icelandic troops uncovered a cache of 36 shells buried in the Iraqi desert, and preliminary tests showed they contained a liquid blister agent, the Danish military said.
Pueblo is home to the Pueblo Chemical Depot, which is one of eight chemical weapon storage sites in the continental United States and houses 2,611 tons of the chemical blister agent mustard in the form of 780,078 safely stored weapons.
Also, over 16,000 Iranians were killed by the toxic blister agent mustard gas between August 1983 and February 1986.
The stock of agents includes sarin, the blister agent sulphur mustard and the incapacitating agent BZ, said a human rights group.
It quickly monitors and confirms nerve and blister agent contamination in personnel, vehicles, equipment and terrain.
ICAM is a hand held post attack device that provides a means of quickly locating the presence of nerve and blister agent contamination on personnel and equipment in both combat and homeland defense missions.