Chemical Warfare Agents

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Authors
  1. D'Agostino, P.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
Chemical warfare agents are a group of toxic chemicals that have been defined in the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and their Destruction (commonly referred to as the Chemical Weapons Convention or CWC) as ‘any chemical which through its chemical effect on life processes can cause death, temporary incapacitation or permanent harm to humans or animals...’ Poisonous or toxic compounds have been utilized in an effort to gain military superiority throughout history but it is only during the past century that chemical warfare agents have been produced and used on a large scale.
Report Number
DRDC-SUFFIELD-SL-2003-026 — Scientific Literature
Date of publication
01 Feb 2005
Number of Pages
12
Reprinted from
Elsevier Ltd, 2005, p 495-505
DSTKIM No
CA025444
CANDIS No
523130
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Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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