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Armies have used modern chemical agents in battle since World War I and these weapons’ effects on the human body are so heinous – their use in conflict was banned internationally in 1925 by the Geneva Protocol. However, despite nearly 140 nations ratifying the Geneva Protocol, they are still sporadically used in some conflicts – notably by Saddam Hussein in Iraq in the early '90s and in the on-going conflict in Syria.
Countervail’s advanced development contract with BARDA fully realized is valued at $24.9 million over a five year period.
Sarin, the chemical weapon purportedly used in Syria, is an organophosphorus based nerve agent.
Researchers may have found a way to protect us against otherwise deadly chemical attacks, such as the subway sarin incident in Tokyo that left thirteen people dead and thousands more injured or with temporary vision problems.
Scientists are reporting development of a first-of-its-kind technology that could help law enforcement officials trace the residues from terrorist attacks involving nerve gas and other chemical agents back to the companies or other sources where the perpetrators obtained ingredients for the agent.
Terrorist attacks with chemical weapons are a real possibility, according to a study that appears in the online open access journal, published by SAGE.
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