toxic chemical


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toxic chemical

Any chemical which, through its chemical action on life processes, can cause death, temporary incapacitation, or permanent harm to humans or animals. This includes all such chemicals, regardless of their origin or of their method of production, and regardless of whether they are produced in facilities, in munitions or elsewhere.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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