Fourth Generation Agents

Exposure Control

Chemical Exposure

Exposure Control/Personal Protection

Exposure Limits

  • The U.S. government has no occupational exposure data on FGAs. There are no established occupational exposure limits, Permissible Exposure Limits, or Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for FGAs, so all precautions must be taken to prevent any exposure. The recommendations in this guide are based on the reported toxicity and the chemical and physical properties of FGAs.

Physical and Chemical Properties: FGA General Characteristics

Vapor Pressure

Extremely low vapor pressure; 5 to 10 times lower than VX

Density (vapor)

Heavier than air

Skin Absorption

Easily absorbed by the skin

Aqueous Solubility

Highly water soluble

Soluble in

Acetone, benzene, ethanol, methanol, chloroform, saline

Flash Point

Greater than 300 degrees Fahrenheit

Persistence

Can remain on environmental surfaces for days or even many months, if not decontaminated

Find more information on this substance at: Hazardous Substances Data Bank , TOXNET , PubMed