lethal agent


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an agent capable of causing death

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A number of problems have clouded this process, including concerns that chemical stabilizers added to the nerve gas to maintain potency will interfere with the neutralization of the lethal agent.
The use of chemicals at that time ranged from disabling gases, such as tear and mustard, to lethal agents like phosgene and chlorine.
The hydrolysis machines mix heated water and other chemicals to break down the lethal agents into toxic materials that pose less of a danger.
The process should destroy more than 99 percent of the chemicals, reducing the lethal agents into a sludge similar to low-level hazardous industrial waste, which will then be disposed of by private waste treatment facilities.
Hydrolysis systems aboard the US ship Cape Ray are to mix the chemicals with heated water and other chemicals to break down the lethal agents, resulting in a sludge equivalent to industrial toxic waste.
The different biosafety levels recommend a set of precautionary wolves like marking of hazardous signs, personnel's mandatory training in handling pathogenic and potentially lethal agents, limited access to lab during work, directional airflow to prevent flow of air into other laboratories and ensuring senior scientists supervision.
But that did little to deter Hussein from using the lethal agents, including in strikes against his own people.
and Lester (psychology, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey) report on research aimed at preventing suicide through public health programs that restrict access to lethal agents like guns, drugs, and carbon monoxide.
The types of weapons employed ranged from disabling chemicals, such as tear gas and the severe mustard gas, to lethal agents such as phosgene and chlorine.
Further, the old notion, paraphrasing Thucydides, that the strong can get away with murder while the weak must bear it, is increasingly unsupportable in today's high-tech world of lethal agents.
Criminal networks can covertly transport lethal agents across borders and terrorists have already proven that anthrax can be fatally deployed," Interpol's website said.
When such events occur, exposures to highly lethal agents can be minimized by rapid communication among laboratories and by rapid implementation of situation-specific recommendations (10).
He said that lethal agents were made to test defensive equipment and to understand their dangers and possible use.
Laboratory personnel have specific training in handling pathogenic and potentially lethal agents and are supervised by competent, experienced scientists.