Russian spy: What are nerve agents and what do they do?

Russian spy: What are nerve agents and what do they do?
 

Police say a nerve agent was used in an attempt to murder the Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury, Wiltshire. The pair are critically ill, along with a police officer who was among the first to attend the scene. But what are nerve agents and what do they do?
What are nerve agents? They are highly toxic chemicals that prevent the nervous system from working properly, and can be fatal.
They take different forms - including powder and gas - but they tend to be a liquid, which can seep through the skin.
"Nerve agents are possibly some of the most... read more

 
8 March 2018 in Health, Views: 37
Source: BBC
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