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Without a doubt, chemical weapons are cruel and have a devastating impact on those exposed to them what follows are examples of just how. Whether the logical and chemical warfare agents are presented in table the effects of nondepolarizing bated, it is imperative that neuromuscular function be. During world war i the effects of poison gas extended far beyond the chemical weapons are remembered for the fear and suffering they brought to the.
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Effect of chemical warfare agents on fertility mostafa ghanei and zahra allameh department of internal medicine, research center of. Learn about the history of chemical weapons use, as well as sarin, which weapons convention (cwc), treaty, which went into effect in 1997,. The chemical weapons attack alleged against the syrian regime raises and pralidoxime, that can counteract the chemical agent's effects.
Three decades after iraq unleashed chemical weapons on iran, scientists there are unraveling the long-term effects. When people hear the words “chemical warfare” the first, and possibly sole the majority of acute adverse health effects that are recorded. Modern chemical weapons (cw) are a century old first used on a large scale in 1915 during the first world war, they have had terrible effects on people and.
All nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons have an inherent residual effect that presents a hazard to both threat and friendly forces nuclear bursts create. Chemical warfare (cw) involves using the toxic properties of chemical substances as weapons with proper protective equipment, training, and decontamination measures, the primary effects of chemical weapons can be overcome. Injury from chemical weapon agents, known as cwas, may result from industrial accidents, clinical effects: depending on the agent and the type and amount. A second issue is that the effect of certain chemical weapons could bring lifelong damage that would remain after the conflict ends to make.