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Chemical Agents: General

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This section contains short and extended messages related to four major categories of chemical agents that could be used as terrorism weapons to cause a health emergency. These messages are the same for all the chemical agents, with the exception of the description of symptoms.

  1. Blister (e.g., mustards)
  2. Blood (e.g., cyanides)
  3. Choking (e.g., chlorine)
  4. Nerve (e.g., sarin, VX agents)

Resources:

For more information on these and other categories of chemicals, go to the CDC Chemical Emergencies Web site.

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