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Sarin is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, human-made chemical warfare agent. It was originally developed in Germany in the 1930's as a pesticide. Sarin is a nerve agent-it disrupts the functioning of the nervous system. Nerve agents are the most toxic and rapidly acting of all known chemical warfare agents. Sarin is highly toxic in both its liquid and vapor states.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-04-07 18:13:10
Description Sarin is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, human-made chemical warfare agent. It was originally developed in Germany in the 1930's as a pesticide. Sarin is a nerve agent-it disrupts the functioning of the nervous system. Nerve agents are the most toxic and rapidly acting of all known chemical warfare agents. Sarin is highly toxic in both its liquid and vapor states.
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Source Federation of American Scientists
Keyword Sarin, Chemicals, Chemical, Chemical weapons, Chemical warfare, Chemical terrorism
Date Of Record Creation 2009-04-07 18:09:36
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Date Last Modified 2009-04-07 18:13:10
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-04-07 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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