blister agent

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blister agent

A chemical agent which injures the eyes and lungs, and burns or blisters the skin. Also called vesicant agent.
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JCAD detects not only nerve and blister agents, but also blood agents, which the ACADA couldn't do.
Today's ceremony, attended by more than 300 guests, highlighted the achievements of CMA and its systems contractors in destroying nearly 90 percent of the United States' declared chemical agent stockpile-more than 27,000 tons of chemical nerve and blister agents, contained in more than 2.
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.
9 million) and involves the supply of 4,100 units that can quickly monitor for nerve and blister agents.
The paper claimed that Syria had maintained stockpiles of chemical weapons, including sarin gas and blister agents, for decades, adding:
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.
Each Stryker is equipped with an M88 detector (a component of the M22 Automatic Chemical Agent Detector Alarm [ACADA]) to detect nerve and blister agents.
and Russia agree that Syria has roughly 1,000 metric tons of chemical weapons agents and precursors, including blister agents such as sulfur and mustard gas, and nerve agents like sarin.
Assad, who has denied using chemical weapons, could begin by actually acknowledging that he has the weapons, which Western nations say amount to hundreds of tons of nerve gas and blister agents.
and Russia agreed that Syria had roughly 1,000 metric tons of chemical weapons agents and precursors, including blister agents, such as sulfur and mustard gas and nerve agents like sarin.
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.
Several of the videos show what appear to be numerous fatalities with no visible injuries, which is consistent with death from chemical weapons, and inconsistent with death from small-arms, high-explosive munitions or blister agents.