Monday, July 18, 2005

"Keeps You Alert & Awake!"

Match the following anti-sleep products with their effects:

1. Cyanides
2. Mustard Agent
3. Nerve Agent
4. Toxic Industrial Chemicals
5. Anthrax
6. Botulism toxin
7. Ricin

A. plant toxin that is 30 times more potent than the nerve agent VX by weight
B. (these) agents—can be used in much larger quantities to compensate for their lower toxicity
C. Symptoms usually appear within one to six days after exposure and include fever,
malaise, fatigue, and shortness of breath. ... usually fatal
D. Exposure to ..... causes pinpoint pupils, salivation, and convulsions... treatments are
available, but they need to be used immediately
E. colorless-to-pale yellow liquids that will turn into a gas near room temperature...causes
burning pain in the victim's eyes
F. effective in small-scale poisonings or aerosol attacks in enclosed spaces, such as movie
G. Inhalation of ... damages the lungs, causes difficulty breathing, and death by suffocation

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