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Chemical Warfare

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Haley King

on 22 January 2013

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Chemical Warfare By: Haley King and Fletcher Siegfried Diphenychloroarsine Germany France By who, on who? Diphenychloroarsine was used by Germany on the France's Western Front. Where and Why was the weapon used? This odorless, toxic liquid was once used as harassing agent to cause sneezing, coughing, headache, salivation, and vomiting This chemical was mainly used in France and in some areas of Germany. When was this weapon used? This weapon was used in the Western Front as well as during WWI. It was used to immobilize Russian troops to make it easier to conquer them. It is still used by the US Military today. (C6H5) AsCl 2 2 Lysergic Acid Diethylamide C H N O 20 25 3 Cyanogen chloride When and Where was it used? It was used all around Europe against German troops during WWI Why was it used? It was used against German troops to cause symptoms like drowsiness, rhinorrhea (runny nose), sore throat, coughing,confusion Effects of the Weapon Sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysergic_acid_diethylamide Psychological effects that can alter thinking processes, closed and open eye visuals, synesthesia, an altered sense of time and spiritual experiences, adverse psychiatric reactions such as anxiety, paranoia, and delusions are possible. LSD is non-addictive, is not known to cause brain damage, and has extremely low toxicity relative to dose. It was administered through breathing masks and the person would inhale the gas. It was not lethal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanogen_chloride http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diphenylchlorarsine NCCl When and Why 1st used by Albert Hofmann in 1938. It was used for psychological purposes on therapy patients. By: Haley King and Fletcher Siegfried It was exposed to soldiers by the vapors being spread around them from smoke grenades. It would incapacitate the enemy soldiers and they would eventually die from the inhalation of the gas. How was the weapon administered and how does it affect humans? How was it Administered It was administered through gas grenades. The gas was used to incapacitate the enemy soldiers by causing them to vomit.
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