Chemical terrorism

Chemical terrorism: Terrorism using chemical agents. These chemical agents are poisonous gases, liquids or solids that have toxic effects on people, animals or plants. Most chemical agents are capable of causing serious injuries or death. The severity of injuries depends on the type and amount of the chemical agent used, and the duration of exposure.

Chemical agents that might be used for terrorism have been divided by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) as follows:

Blistering (Vesicant) Chemicals
Distilled Mustard (HD)
Lewisite (L)
Mustard Gas (H)
Nitrogen Mustard (HN-2)
Phosgene Oxime (CX)
Ethyldichloroarsine (ED)
Lewisite 1 (L-1)
Lewisite 1 (L-2)
Lewisite 1 (L-3)
Methyldichloroarsine (MD)
Mustard/Lewisite (HL)
Nitrogen Mustard (HN-1)
Nitrogen Mustard (HN-3)
Phenodichloroarsine (PD)
Sesqui Mustard
Blood Chemicals (chemicals acting on the blood)
Arsine (SA)
Cyanogen Chloride (CK)
Hydrogen Chloride
Hydrogen Cyanide (AC)
Choking/Lung/Pulmonary Damaging Chemicals
Chlorine (CL)
Diphosgene (DP)
Nitrogen Oxide (NO)
Perflurorisobutylene (PHIB)
Phosgene (CG)
Red Phosphorous (RP)
Sulfur Trioxide-Chlorosulfonic Acid (FS)
Teflon and Perflurorisobutylene (PHIB)
Titanium Tetrachloride (FM)
Zinc Oxide (HC)
Incapacitating Chemicals
Agent 15
Nerve Chemicals
Cyclohexyl Sarin (GF)
Sarin (GB)
Soman (GD)
Tabun (GA)
Riot Control/Tear Chemicals
Bromobenzylcyanide (CA)
Chloroacetophenone (CN)
Chloropicrin (PS)
CNB – (CN in Benzene and Carbon Tetrachloride)
CNC – (CN in Chloroform)
CNS – (CN and Chloropicrin in Chloroform)
Vomiting (Emetic) Chemicals
Adamsite (DM)
Diphenylchloroarsine (DA)
Diphenylcyanoarsine (DC)
Other Industrial Chemicals

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