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What are the most common types of chemical warfare agent (CWA)?

Written by Steven Pike on 17-Apr-2019 13:00:00

Chemical warfare agents (CWAs) are highly toxic chemicals that have been used in modern military conflicts dating back to the First World War.

In the last couple of decades however, particularly close attention has been paid to the acute and chronic health effects associated with exposure to these agents.

In this blog post we define five of the most common forms of CWA, their methods of dispersal, their modes of action and their effects on the human body.