Thursday, April 24, 2014
     

TYPES AND CATAGORIES

OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

  • Biotoxins - poisons that come from plants or animals
  • Blister agents/vesicants - chemicals that severely blister the eyes, respiratory tract and skin on contact
  • Blood agents - poisons that affect the body by being absorbed into the blood.
  • Caustics - checmicals that burn or corrode people's skin, eyes and mucus membranes on contact
  • Choking/lung/pulmonary agents - checmicals that cause severe irritation or swelling of the respiratory tract
  • Incapacitating agents - drugs that make people unable to think clearly or that cause an altered state of consciousness.
  • Long-acting anticoagulants - poisons that prevent blood from clotting properly, which can lead to uncontrolled bleeding
  • Metals - agents that consist of metallic poisons
  • Nerve agents - highly poisonous chemicals that work by preventing the nervous systems from working properly
  • Organic Solvents - agnets that damage the tissues of living things by dissolving fats and oils
  • Riot control agents/tear gas - highly irritating agents normally used by laws enforcement for crowd control or by individuals for protection
  • Toxic alcohols - poisonous alcohols that can damage the heart, kidneys, and nervous systme
  • Vomiting agents - checmicals that cause nausea and vomiting

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