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Mustard (H) blister agent


Mustard in its pure liquid form is colorless and odorless. Agent-grade material is yellow to dark brown or black and the odor is variously described as similar to burning garlic, horseradish, a characteristic sweetish odor or a weak, sweet, agreeable odor. The substance can be absorbed into the body by all routes. Tender skin, mucous membrane and perspiration-covered skin is more sensitive to the effects. Distilled mustard (see separate database entry) is designated as HD.


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