By late 1918, 10 tons per day of lewisite
were being produced in Cleveland, with the goal of having 3,000 tons for battlefield use by March 1, 1919.
One suffered from black spots on his skin, which was considered consistent with exposure to a blister-causing agent such as lewisite
. The workers unearthed antique laboratory equipment, broken jars and a 55-gallon drum.
Blister agents (Vesicants) Phosgene oxime (CX) Sulfur musturd Nitrogen mustards Phenyldichloroarsine Lewisite
The report, by environmental consultants Aspinwall and Company, said: "Bowes Moor was used for storage of chemical weapons mustard gas, lewisite
and phosgene and the smoke agents titanium tetrachloride.
Between 1941 and 1945, the plant made more than 760 tons of poison gas, including .500 tons of the mustard-gas-like yperite, 20 tons of lewisite
and three tons of cyanide.
The usual suspects include satin, soman, mustard, lewisite
BAL's original use was an antidote for lewisite
, an arsenical chemical weapon (AAP, 1995).
An examination by the Self-Defense Forces had earlier indicated that the shells were flammable and contained yperite, better known as mustard gas, and Lewisite
Vesicants like Mustard gas or Lewisite
that cause a blistering or burn-like syndrome
It has been shown to be effective against the G and V families of nerve agents, which include Sarin (used in the Tokyo subway terrorist attack) and VX, and the H and L families of vesicants (blister agents), which include Mustard and Lewisite
. Developed by the Defense Research Establishment of the Canadian Department of National Defense, the product patent is held by the Canadian government which has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with O'Dell until the year 2010.
The Rocky Mountain Arsenal, established by the Department of Defense during World War II, was a chemical weapons manufacturing facility producing lewisite
, mustard gas, and later sarin gas.
Germany has been working to inaugurate destruction at Gorny, where mustard and lewisite