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chemical agent

[′kem·i·kəl ′ā·jənt]
(materials)
A solid, liquid, or gas employed in three principal categories: war gases, smokes, and incendiaries; through its chemical properties produces lethal, injurious, or irritant effects on humans, makes a screening or colored smoke, or acts as a fire starter.
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In 1934, ECBC (then called the Chemical Warfare Service) released a requirement for a chemical agent detector that would, above all, detect mustard gas.
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We are making WMDtox available today in response to escalations in the Middle East and the very real threat that American soldiers will be confronted with chemical agents in the near future.
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This technology can be used in many ways, including detection of chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, and other chemical agents that may be used by terrorists," said Pompeii, head of the NSWCDD Chemical-Biological (CB) Defense Division.
Epidemiologic clues that might suggest the covert release of a chemical agent include 1) an unusual increase in the number of patients seeking care for potential chemical-release-related illness; 2) unexplained deaths among young or healthy persons; 3) emission of unexplained odors by patients; 4) clusters of illness in persons who have common characteristics, such as drinking water from the same source; 5) rapid onset of symptoms after an exposure to a potentially contaminated medium (e.
Following a proposal by the commission, the HSC agreed on December 17, 2001, on a program for cooperation on preparedness and response to biologic and chemical agent attacks (or Health Security Programme).
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