Mustard Gas Leanna Mills & Erin Barb

Mustard Gas: What is it?

Mustard Gas also know as "Sulfur Mustard", is an oily liquid used as a chemical - warfare gas, blistering the skin and damaging the lungs, often causing blindness and death. Introduced by the Germans in WWI.

Toxicity

Mustard Gas is a cytotoxic and vesicant chemical warfare agent with the ability to form large blisters on exposed skin and in the lungs. Pure sulfur mustard is colorless, viscous liquids at room temperature

Symptoms

  • Red burning or itching skin
  • Blisters
  • Burning or red eyes
  • Sneezing, runny nose, or nose bleeds
  • Sore throat, hoarseness, or coughing
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain
  • Burning in your lungs or trouble breathing

Detection

Smells like Horserdish, mustard, and Garlic

Cure

  • Use cool mist or steam to ease respiratory complaints

Routine Wound Care:

  • Apply Sterile petroleum jelly to eyelids and ruptured blisters to prevent from sticking to dressings
  • Mustard gas causes severe chemical burns, painful blisters, and difficulty breathing

Lasting Effects

Temporary Blindness, itching, skin irritation, severe blistering
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Leanna Mills
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