They further called for compensation of workers that have been exposed to arsenic and other similar toxin agents
This handbook is intended to aid first responders dealing with industrial waste materials and military chemical and biological agents and toxin agents
, as well as nontraditional agents and industrial materials which could be used as agents.
The 1925 Geneva Protocol bans the use in war of biological weapons but not their possession, whereas the 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) prohibits the development, possession, stockpiling, and transfer of biological and toxin agents
and delivery systems intended for hostile purposes or armed conflict, but it has no formal measures to ensure that the treaty's 144 member countries are complying with the ban.
In fact, extensive field trials had demonstrated that the behavior of microbial and toxin agents
was fairly predictable under a wide range of atmospheric and environmental conditions.