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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Other types such as toxins and blister agents can be easily developed and employed.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Amnesty International said on Thursday that Sudan's government has carried out at least 30 likely chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January using what two experts concluded was a probable blister agent.
Soap aids in dissolving oily substances such as mustard or other blister agents. The most important reason for decontaminating exposed victims is to remove the agent from the victim's skin and clothing, reducing further possible agent exposure and further effects among victims.
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.
agents (such as sarin and VX), blister agents (such as mustard gas),
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.
Incineration of the more deadly nerve agents - sarin, completed in 2007, and VX, completed in 2009 - came first, followed by weapons containing mustard blister agents.
The paper claimed that Syria had maintained stockpiles of chemical weapons, including sarin gas and blister agents, for decades, adding:
The biggest contract award is worth EUR19.25 million (pounds 9.9 million) and involves the supply of 4,100 units that can quickly monitor for nerve and blister agents. It follows a similar order placed in June.
The biggest contract award is worth EUR19.25m(pounds 9.9m) and involves the supply of 4,100 units that can quickly monitor for nerve and blister agents.