Chemical Agents: General
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This section contains short and extended messages related to four major categories of chemical agents that could be used as terrorism weapons to cause a health emergency. These messages are the same for all the chemical agents, with the exception of the description of symptoms.
- Blister (e.g., mustards)
- Blood (e.g., cyanides)
- Choking (e.g., chlorine)
- Nerve (e.g., sarin, VX agents)
For more information on these and other categories of chemicals, go to the CDC Chemical Emergencies Web site.