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Syrian Chemical Weapons

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Jack Plunkett

on 15 October 2013

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Syrian Chemical Weapons
How Chemical Weapons Affect Humans
Our presentation will introduce you to:
The types of chemical weapons
The countries and places affected
and what you can do to help
General Knowledge - We banned chemical weapons in the 1997 Chemical Weapon Convention.
Almost 78% of all chemical weapon stockpiles were destroyed due to that treaty.
How Chemical Weapons Affect Syria
Bashar al-assad is a cruel leader
He drove his country to the ground
He created chemical weapons to counter the people attacks
He went against a treaty that banned chemical weapons
They developed chemical weapons against the civilians of Syria

How Chemical Weapons Affect the Environment
Chemical weapons spread through the air
You can’t burn them
It is too expensive to blast the into space
You can’t leave them because they stay active for 30 years
They corrode out of their cases over time
This means that we cant properly dispose of them, so dumping it into out oceans is the only option
Some chemical weapons will be realeased under water, causing massive damage to the ecosystem
By - Jack Plunkett, Sam Zawacki, and Jake Livingston
Table of Contents :
1. History of Weapons
2. How It Affects Us
3. Nerve Gas
4. How it Affects Syria
5.What we can do to help
6. Choking Gas
7. How it Affects The Environment
8. Blister Gas
9. Current Event Article
10. Blood Gas
11. Treaty Overview

Nerve Gas
Causes poisoning by damaging the nerves that help you breathe, move, and digest food
Within seconds, your muscles become paralyzed
Your heart stops beating
Inhaling the gas causes your nerve pathway to be switched on permanently, causing a seizure
Examples include Sarin, Tabun, and Soman
Chemical Weapons Convention
The treaty says that the CWC (Chemical Weapons Convention) is going to destroy all the chemical weapons. They are going to outlaw the production, development and stockpiling of them. The CWC has agreed to destroy any type of chemical weapons and and facilities containing them.

History of Weapons - Weapons have been used since the beginning of time to hunt for food. Now, we use them to kill each other instead. Starting from swords and shields, to muskets, to the automatic weapons today, to Nuclear weapons - and Chemical Weapons.
Blister Gas
Blood Gas
Current Event
Handing Over Chemical Weapons
The U.S and Russia worked out a new plan to get Syrian chemical weapons. Syria has welcomed the plan and has to provide a full list of the weapons and where they are stored. So the U.N can eliminate the threat. This happened about three weeks ago and the chemical weapon threat is over. This relates to our topic because the article is about Syria and it's chemical weapons.
Severely irritates skin.
Causes painful water. blisters.
There are three types of blister gas; Nitrogen mustard, Sulfur mustard and halogenated oximes.
Overview of Treaty
Honorable Mention - Mairen Flanagan
The gas enters your blood stream
The gas prevents the red blood cells form carrying oxygen
Which leads to suffocating the body
Types include Hydrogen Cyanide and Arsine
What we can do to help

The best organization to help the citizens of Syria escape Bashar Al-assad is the American Red Cross
The Red Cross is doing everything they can with the money received
No donation is too small
The Red Cross is a world-wide organization that assists with problems in the world
Starting in 1945, the Americans, British, Russians, Germans, and French have dumped a total 1,o39,253 TONS of chemical weapons in the ocean

Did You Know....
Choking Gas
The gas gets into your lungs
The gas Irritates the lungs making hard to breathe
Makes you inhale a constant liquid
Drowning the victim
Types include Phosgene, diphosgene, and chloropicrin
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