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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Assad launch an "innovative chemical warfare program"--providing technology to build equipment that would produce "hundreds of tons of precursors for VX, sarin nerve agents and mustard blister agent.
According to the group, these circular wounds are consistent with exposure to a chemical warfare blister agent such as sulphur mustard.
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, Amnesty International said on Thursday.
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.
Joseph Dunford, who testified alongside Carter, said early assessments have shown the chemical to be a "sulfur mustard blister agent.
Kurdish officials in northern Iraq and rebels in northern and eastern Syria have both cited multiple attacks this summer during which noxious chemicals were dispersed, including chlorine and another substance which caused burning and respiratory distress, and that they suspected of being mustard or another blister agent.
Chlorine is not included in this nerve agent category, as it is a blister agent.
The "most critical" chemicals, including around 20 tons of the blister agent sulphur mustard, must be shipped out by 31 December.
In private briefings to weapons experts, White House officials said analysts had concluded that Syria possesses more than 1,000 metric tons of chemical weapons, of which about 300 metric tons are sulfur mustard, the blister agent used in World War I.
The initial symptoms of blister agent exposure are a reddening of
Assad's father Hafez stockpiled chemical and biological weapons after seizing power in 1970, including sarin nerve gas, Tabon gas, VX gas and mustard blister agent.
President Bashar Assad's regime has stockpiled chemical and biological weapons since the 1970s, including sarin nerve gas, Tabon gas, VX gas and mustard blister agent.