You are welcome to search the collection of free essays and research papers. Thousands of coursework topics are available. Buy unique, original custom papers from our essay writing service.

15 results found, view free essays on page:

  • Used As A Chemical Warfare Agent
    2,836 words
    Chemical Warfare 1.0 What are Chemical Warfare Agents Chemical weapons include any chemical substance, whether in a gaseous, liquid, or solid state, which can be used to cause loss of performance, permanent injury, or death in humans. These chemicals are commonly man-made toxicants, however, there is increasing research in the use of natural biological toxins as chemical warfare agents. Many thousands of chemicals produced by humans are highly poisonous, however, only about seventy of these have...
  • Chemical And Biological Agents
    814 words
    Chemical and Biological Warfare, method of warfare in which toxic or incapacitating chemicals or biological agents are used to further the goals of the combatants. Until the 20th century such warfare was primarily limited to starting fires, poisoning wells, distributing smallpox-infected articles, and using smoke to confuse the enemy. Chemical Agents Gases such as tear gas, chlorine gas and phosgene (lung irritants), and mustard gas (causing burns) were first used in World War I to break the tre...
  • Biological Agents As Weapons Of War
    1,890 words
    Introduction Chemical and Biological Warfare, use of harmful or deadly chemical or biological agents as weapons of war. These agents can kill many people and are considered weapons of mass destruction. Chemical weapons are made up of poisonous chemical compounds, whereas biological weapons are living microorganisms. Toxin weapons contain poisonous chemical products of living organisms and are sometimes classified separately. Chemical and biological weapons can cause injury in several ways. Most ...
  • Threat Of Terrorist Use Of Chemical Weapons
    3,284 words
    Most of the literature on the possible terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction has focused on nuclear terrorism. Scholars and the ordinary civilian are well aware of certain aspects of nuclear threat. On the contrary, comparatively little information can be acknowledged in the public regarding the possible use of chemical agents or warfare. This has resulted in numerous publications by professional scholars on the subject of chemical terrorism and why terrorist might resort to such weaponry...
  • Used As Defenses Against Chemical Agents
    413 words
    Chemical warfare is war fought with chemicals. The development of chemical weapons and defenses against these weapons are usually considered together in military training. These weapons can be designed to kill large numbers of people, disable them for a while, or destroy their food supplies. The weapons are usually effective without destroying property. Chemical agents affect the nervous system, breathing centers, skin, eyes, nose, or throat. They include gases, liquids, sprays, and powders. The...
  • Effects Of Chemical Agents And Biological Agents
    1,231 words
    Luke Corrigan Per. 2 Chemical warfare What is Chemical Warfare: To understand chemical warfare you must first understand what a chemical agent is. A United Nations report from 1969 defines chemical warfare agents as '... chemical substances, whether gaseous, liquid or solid, which might be employed because of their direct toxic effects on man, animals and plants... '. This means basically that any chemical that is used to directly effect and harm a person, plant, or animal would be an act of che...
  • Chemical Weapons Use Chemical Agents
    4,690 words
    Will the human race still be in existence in fifty more years? Although likely, there is a very real possibility that we will not be here. For example, after the Gulf War, we found Saddam Hussein stockpiling Weapons of Mass Destruction. Did you know that he had enough weapons to kill every single human, dog, and cow on the face of the earth? When I found that out, I thought it was very interesting, so I decided to do a report on it. If you keep reading, you " ll find out what I've found out. Who...
  • Use Of Agent Orange
    685 words
    Agent Orange: The Pesticide Agent orange was a mixture of herbicides that the U.S. forces sprayed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Through many studies, scientists found that any exposure to Agent Orange may cause cancer. Hamilton Jordan feels that he may have been exposed to Agent Orange while he was in Vietnam. He developed cancer, and felt that Agent Orange contributed to this cancer. Agent orange was the chemical that was dropped over Vietnam in the late 1960's. It was not until the 1970's...
  • Use Of Chemical Warfare In The Gulf
    2,166 words
    An American Crisis: Gulf War Syndrome Imagine a soldier that is willing to die for his country in the Persian Gulf region, so that Americans could pay less for petroleum products in the Gulf, the soldier serves his country, with honor, loyalty, and dignity. In an attempt to win the war, Saddam Hussein launches a chemical attack on American troops, leaving some soldiers with a lot of incurable symptoms. Such symptoms include headaches, diarrhea, bleeding gums, chronic fatigue, joint and muscle pa...
  • Effect Of Mustard Agent
    715 words
    Chemical Warfare and Its Uses Chemical warfare is the use of natural and man-made toxic substances to incapacitate or kill an enemy. There are many different types of agents used in chemical warfare, some of which are mustard gases, nerve gases, psychotomimetic agents, tear gases, hydrogen cyanide, and arsines. All of which are very poisonous and lethal when exposed to humans in large amounts. Until the 20th century such warfare was primarily limited to starting fires, poisoning wells, distribut...
  • Used Agent Orange
    477 words
    Throughout wars, armies are constantly introducing new technologies to stay ahead of their enemies. In the Vietnam War, the Americans used Agent Orange, so their enemies would be more visible. Agent Orange was a herbicide for warm, tropical climates and the American's and Canadian's started testing this chemical in the 1940's, however, it was never tested on humans until nearly the end of the Vietnam War when it was finally discontinued in 1971. Agent Orange was a 50-50 mix of two chemicals know...
  • Biological And Chemical Agents
    2,481 words
    Imagine sitting in a subway car on the way to the office for another day of work, when suddenly you can not breath. You look around and notice that other people around you are having the same problem. You push and shove other people aside to try and get to the door, but the doors are sealed shut. People are yelling, screaming and pounding on the doors typing to get out. But no one is coming to help. People are starting to loose consciousness. In this incident there were no technical errors or pr...
  • Correlation Between Dioxin And The Reported Illnesses
    2,397 words
    In 1961, the United States began spraying herbicides in its military campaign to defoliate the jungles of southern Vietnam. Mimicking Smokey Bear, American pilots chuckled Remember, only you can prevent forests, as they dropped weed killers over target sites. But as research progressed, the true nature of the chemicals which they were spraying came to light. It is certainly no longer a laughing matter when it is realized that Agent Orange, a fifty-fifty mixture of 2, 4, D and 2, 4, 5, T usually ...
  • Threat Of Terrorist Use Of Chemical Weapons
    4,028 words
    Introduction It was another calm early morning on the subway train. Many of the passengers were napping on their way to work. The train slowed to a stop to allow more passengers on, then sped along to its destination, the central government dist rich in Tokyo. Many of the passengers found it strange that a man who got on at the last stop was wearing sunglasses, but soon dismissed it remembering how safe the subways and their homeland have always been. Well, they were mistaken. The man with the g...
  • Chemical And Biological Agents In Iraq
    2,831 words
    Gulf War Syndrome As society advances in technology, wars and battles become even deadlier. It could be the increased speed of a bullet, more precise spy satellites, or the development of a more powerful bomb. But what are overlooked most times are the development, production and use of nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons. When countries develop these weapons, they make sure that they will kill their enemy. During the Persian Gulf War, the seriousness of these gruesome killers was basically...

15 results found, view free essays on page: