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The Nerve of This Gas


Science & Tech  (tags: research, organophosphates, chemical_weapon, pesticide, nervous_system, gas_masks, warfare )

Jenny
- 3256 days ago - whyfiles.org
Nerves, the "perfect" target. Soon after the first organophosphate compound was invented at the German firm IG Farben, 1934, it was recognized it could be used as a pesticide or a chemical weapon-killing insects or people by jamming the nervous system.



   

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