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Chemical agents are commonly referred to as poison gas, although most are not technically gases, but aerosols. Chemical agents can be delivered by a number of means, the most common being artillery, missiles and aircraft bombs. Chemical agents can be divided into several broad categories based on their physiological effects on humans.

Chemical agents vary in persistency (how long they remain on the battlefield). Blood, choking, incapacitating and irritating agents tend to be very...

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