CAS RN: 77-81-6

Toxicity Summary

Toxicology: Effects: Nerve agents are the most toxic of the known chemical agents. Liquids or vapors from these agents are hazardous and can cause death within minutes after exposure. Nerve agents disrupt the function of the nervous system by interfering with the enzyme acetylcholinesterase. The major effects will be on skeletal muscles, certain organs, and the central nervous system. These compounds are similar to, but much more deadly than, agricultural organophosphate pesticides. Pathways: "G" series nerve agents are hazardous through inhalation, skin and eye exposure, ingestion, and abraded skin (e.g., breaks in the skin or penetration of skin by debris). /"G" Series Nerve Agents/
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