Chemical terrorism: a primer for 2002.

  title={Chemical terrorism: a primer for 2002.},
  author={Barry Goozner and Larry I. Lutwick and Edmund Bourke},
  journal={Journal of the Association for Academic Minority Physicians : the official publication of the Association for Academic Minority Physicians},
  volume={13 1},
Agents of chemical warfare have inflicted mass casualties on military and civilian personnel. Although not yet deployed on populations in the United States, stockpiles exist in countries that view the United States with enmity. There are four groups of such agents. The inhalants, chlorine and phosgene, were the earliest such weapons. Cyanide gases, because of their volatility, exert their lethal consequences in enclosed spaces. The vesicants and nerve agents, currently the most successful… CONTINUE READING


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