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
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.
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.
The blister agent mustard is said to be in bulk form that must be pumped into artillery shells and other ordnance, but the nerve agents are thought to be binary form: shells and warheads containing harmless solutions that combine into deadly gasses and oils when munitions are launched.
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.
And 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.
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.
Before the incineration process began, the American people were the proud owners of about 12.5 million pounds of blister agent (mustard gas), about twelve million pounds of GB nerve agent (also called sarin gas), and about 2.7 million pounds of VX nerve agent stored in cartridges, ton containers, projectiles, rockets, and bombs buried in my backyard--the largest stockpile in the nation.
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.