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.


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


  • 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


Smells like Horserdish, mustard, and Garlic


  • 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
Created By
Leanna Mills

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