She said that as stable, inorganic compounds they have an important potential to decontaminate and protect against these deadly nerve gases
Since nerve gases
break down rapidly in alkaline solution, decontamination of exposed surfaces with hypochlorite (bleach) or bicarbonate (baking soda) is at least a theoretical possibility.
The dangerous materials include lethal nerve gases
, mustard and phosgene gases, biological agents, and depleted uranium projectiles.