How Dangerous Are Chemical Weapons?

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In 1899, the Hague Convention put a ban on chemical weapons, yet they were still used throughout the 20th century. So, just how dangerous are chemical weapons?

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Chemical Weapons Convention
https://www.opcw.org/chemical-weapons-convention/
“The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) comprises a Preamble, 24 Articles, and 3 Annexes-the Annex on Chemicals, the Verification Annex, and the Confidentiality Annex.”

Chemical Warfare: Poison Gases in World War 1
http://www.compoundchem.com/2014/05/17/chemical-warfare-ww1/
“I’ll be accompanying some of the students from my school on a history trip to Ypres and a few other World War 1 battlefields in a few weeks’ time.”

A Brief History of Chemical War
http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/media/distillations-magazine/01-1-02-a-brief-history-of-chemical-war.aspx
“Three substances were responsible for most chemical-weapons injuries and deaths during World War I: chlorine, phosgene, and mustard gas.”

1988: Thousands die in Halabja gas attack
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/16/newsid_4304000/4304853.stm
“Thousands of people are reported to have been killed and many others injured in a poison gas attack on a Kurdish city in northern Iraq.”

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