VX nerve agent Weapon Systems // Nuclear/Biological/Chemical // Chemical

VX is an amber-colored liquid similar to appearance to motor oil. It has an odorless vapor. It is used as a fast-acting, persistent, lethal casualty agent. VX can enter the body by inhalation, ingestion, through the eyes and through the skin. It is considered to be at least 100 times more toxic by entry through the skin than Sarin (GB) and twice as toxic by inhalation. VX is extremely persistent. When dispersed heavily, it can persist for long periods under average weather conditions....


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