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Arsine (SA) blood agent


Arsine (SA) is a colorless vapor at normal temperatures. It has a mild, garlic-like odor that can only be detected at levels greater than those needed for poisoning. Arsine forms when Arsenic comes into contact with acid. It is intended for use as a delayed-action casualty agent.

Blood agents are primarily absorbed through the respiratory system. The effect on the skin and eyes is frostbite and redness. Such agents affect the enzyme cytochrome oxidase, preventing the normal use of...

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