blistering agent

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a toxic war gas with sulfide based compounds that raises blisters and attacks the eyes and lungs

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Both concluded that the evidence strongly suggested exposure to vesicants, or blister agents, such as the chemical warfare agents sulfur mustard, lewisite or nitrogen mustard," Amnesty said in a statement.
Both concluded that the evidence strongly suggested exposure to vesicants, or blister agents, such as the chemical warfare agents sulphur mustard, lewisite or nitrogen mustard," Amnesty said in a statement.
Damage from blister agent exposure, lesions and other skin
The safety record at the Hermiston depot included some serious incidents - a 500-pound bomb accidentally exploded in March 1944, killing six people; 30 construction workers were overcome by an unknown substance in September 1999, but survived; a worker was exposed to a small amount of mustard blister agent in 2010.
Libyan ministers who have deserted the dictator in recent days revealed that he has 14 tons of the lethal blister agent mustard gas stored in bunkers around the capital.
If a blister agent, such as mustard gas, is unearthed and exposed, it becomes gelatinous and can be poisonous, Bennett explained.
The most common agents the Army made were the mustard blister agent and two nerve agents, sarin--also known as (GB)--and VX.
Initial examinations by Danish and British troops had indicated that a blister agent was in the shells, reported The Associated Press.
Preliminary tests performed by US troops at the scene indicated one drum might contain the nerve agent cyclosarin and a blister agent that could be mustard gas.
Major Michael Hamlet of the 101st said the initial tests revealed levels of nerve agents sarin and tabun and the blister agent lewisite, Reuters correspondent Kieran Murray reported.
5 million pounds of blister agent (mustard gas), about twelve million pounds of GB nerve agent (also called sarin gas), and about 2.
During the war, Czech chemical-weapons experts detected traces of nerve gas and a blister agent, leading Pentagon officials to theorize that the chemical agents may have been released as a result of a U.
Furthermore, when Harold Jerome Edwards, the leader of a chemical detection team, tested the air after the explosion, he got a positive reading for a chemical blister agent.
The liquid chemical agents stored at the UMCD include nerve agents VX and GB and blister agent HD.
In the time ISIS has had to solidify its position, the terrorist organization has developed chemical weapons, including sulfur mustard, a blister agent, and mustard gas," he said in a (http://thehill.