The depot expects to fully destroy weapons after it incinerates bulk supplies of Lewisite, a powerful skin, eye and lung irritant.
What does L stand for?
L stands for Lewisite
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- Lei (Law)
- Leipzig (auto license plate)
- Length of leg
- Length of side or any unspecified length
- Leucine (amino acid)
- Levorotary (optical rotation)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Chemical agents in the Russian stockpile 40,000 Metric Tons Total Nerve agents (sarin, soman, VX) 80% Mustard 2% Lewisite 17% Lewisite/mustard mixture 1% Note: Table made from pie chart.
95 Hardcover RA1245 Written by Christianson, an author and investigative reporter with a particular interest in the history of imprisonment and gas chambers, this book explores in-depth the development of hazardous gases such as chlorine, phosgene, mustard gas, lewisite, hydrogen cyanide, and a variety of nerve agents.
By late 1918, 10 tons per day of lewisite were being produced in Cleveland, with the goal of having 3,000 tons for battlefield use by March 1, 1919.
The exclusion criteria for experimental and epidemiologic studies were a) no original research (reviews, editorials, nonresearch letters); b) studies performed only on people with diabetes, including case reports; c) lack of outcomes related to diabetes or glucose metabolism; d) no data on arsenic exposure; e) experiments in nonmammalian cells, or noncellular experiments; f) animal studies administering a single dose of arsenic; and g) culture cell experiments using lewisite or oxophenylarsine.
Dew of Death: The Story of Lewisite, America's Worm War I Weapon of Mass Destruction.
Lewisite was not used during WWI, but it became a commonly produced chemical warfare agent during the early and middle parts of the 20th century.
The report, by consultants Aspinwall and Company, said: "Bowes Moor was used to store mustard gas, lewisite and phosgene and the smoke agents titanium tetrachloride.