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  • The Pros And Cons Of Human Experiment In WWII

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    During WWII human experimentation was a big controversy in the medical field. The outburst of human experimentation during WWII resulted in the research of the unethical and vexing cases. For forty years African American males were being used as test subjects to test the spread of syphilis and how it affected the human body. The human experiments of the Tuskegee syphilis study were similar to the other experiments in the sense that the doctors carried out the tests without informed consent. When

  • The Role Of Chemical Weapons In World War I

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    skin blisters and which often look like severe burns. Even mild exposure to these agents can cause blindness and severe damage to the respiratory system. A well-known example of a blister agent is lewisite. The chemical equation for lewisite is AsCl3 + C2H2 → ClCHCHAsCl2 . Also, one of the reasons for lewisite (blister agents in general) causing large skin and respiratory blisters, that often feel and resemble like burns is because of how they react with water. When they react with water, they produce

  • Blood Agents: What are they?

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    Blood Agents: What are they? The term blood agents came about because at the time they were first introduced, it was believed that, they had an effect on the actual blood itself. This was due to the bright red color it caused its victims, not for the true effects that these agents have on the oxygen in the blood. Blood agents are chemical agents that lessen the amount of oxygen in the blood stream. They do this in one of two ways: they either prohibit oxygen from entering the blood or obstruct

  • Chemical Weapons Essay examples

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    Schedule 1 – Have few, if any, legitimate uses. These may only be produced or used for research, medical, pharmaceutical or protective purposes (i.e. testing of chemical weapons sensors and protective clothing). Examples include nerve agents, ricin, lewisite and mustard gas. Any production over 100 g must be notified to the OPCW and a country can have a

  • Second Battle Of Ypres Research Papers

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    Second Battle of Ypres Trevor Quigley, SSG Phase III, Advanced Leader Course Abstract Prior to 1915, variations of chemical warfare had been utilized by different warring factions throughout much of world history such as poisoned darts, bitumen, and sulfur. Some proved to be effective, but overall they did not have much of an impact in battle. The Second Battle of the Ypres in 1915 saw widespread use of chemical weapons for the first time. The destruction and chaos that it caused during this

  • What is Pica?

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    The definition of Pica is a term that is refers to ingesting, cravings or argues of substances that are not foods items. Some of the most common items indigested by patients with pica are dirt, sand, clay, glue, ice, chalk, beeswax, hair, and laundry starch. The reason for patients having this cravings is because the patient is diagnosed with a nutritional deficiency state, such as iron-deficiency like anemia and a number of many other physiological disturbances in humans brains it have been associated

  • Essay about Chemical Warfare

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    The images are haunting: soldiers in gas masks rapid firing through dusky vapours, people contorted with a pain that comes from within. Chemical warfare has long been acknowledged as a devastating tactical weapon, but the origin of this impression is now being debated. While it is a common held belief that chemical warfare is a form of modern warfare and that the First World War is recognised for introducing this type of combat, recent archaeological finds show this may prove otherwise. According

  • Chemical Weapons: Weapons of Mass Destruction Essay

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    Chemical Warfare is not the same as nuclear warfare, or the same as biological warfare. Chemical warfare involves using the deadly properties of chemical substances as weapons.Most weapons used in chemical warfare are considered to be“weapons of mass destruction” or, WMDs, and are not considered to be conventional weapons. Chemical warfare does not depend upon explosive force to neutralize targets; it depends on the chemical properties of a chemical agent weaponized. Defoliants are an example.They

  • Preventing a Manmade Apocalypse Essays

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    forms “include: blood agents, including cyanide, arsine, cyanogen chloride, and hydrogen chloride; choking agents, including chlorine, diphosgene and phosgene; other nerve agents; and vesicants, such as distilled mustard, ethyldichloroarsine, mustard-lewisite mixture, and forms of nitrogen mustard” (Porteus 2-3). Included also are harassing agents, such as riot control chemicals and vomiting agents (Porteus 3). The primary chemical weapons are mustard gas, sarin (GB), VX, soman (GD), and tabun (Porteus

  • The History of Chemical Warfare and Its Effect on the Environment

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    There are so many issues facing the world today that it is sometimes hard to understand why they occur and what they affect. Today it is apparent that many people take the environment of the earth for granted. Pollution, energy, and natural resources are all seen as an environmental element that can threaten our future and destroy the environment. But there is another threat to the environment that is certainly overlooked by today's society and was overlooked by many in the past. This element

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