toxin agent

toxin agent

A poison formed as a specific secretion product in the metabolism of a vegetable or animal organism, as distinguished from inorganic poisons. Such poisons can also be manufactured by synthetic processes.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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According to the convention, all countries and private citizens are barred from the manufacture, possession or use of biological agents or toxins that do not have any non-violent utility, as well as any weapons or instruments that may aid the use of these toxin agents in armed conflict.
The residents also called for the compensation of workers that have been exposed to arsenic and other similar toxin agents.
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.