G-Series Nerve Agents
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Include tabun (GA), sarin (GB), soman (GD), and GF that are members of a class of compounds that are more lethal and quicker acting than mustard.  They act rapidly and may be absorbed through the skin or the respiratory tract.  Exposure to a lethal dose may cause death in as little as several minutes.  These less persistent agents are used to cause immediate casualties and to create a short-term respiratory hazard on the battlefield.

FK Reading Ease
55.8

FK Grade Level
High School
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  • Chemical agents of moderate to high toxicity developed in the 1930s.

    Context

    Examples are tabun (GA), sarin (GB), soman (GD), and GF.

    FK Reading Ease
    34.2

    FK Grade Level
    High School
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