Nonpersistent Agent
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Nonpersistent Agent

A chemical agent that when released dissipates and/or loses its ability to cause casualties after 10 to 15 minutes.

Nonpersistent Agent

An agent that upon release loses its ability to cause casualties after 10 to 15 minutes.  It has a high evaporation rate and is lighter than air and will disperse rapidly.  It is considered to be a short-term hazard.  However, in small, unventilated areas, the agent will be more persistent.

Nonpersistent Agent

Chemical agent that when released dissipates and/or loses its capability to cause casualties after 10 to 15 minutes.

Nonpersistent Agent

An agent that upon release loses its ability to cause casualties after 10 to 15 minutes. It has a high evaporation rate and is lighter than air and will disperse rapidly. It is considered to be a short-term hazard. However, in small unventilated areas, the agent will be more persistent.

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Nonpersistent Agent has been defined 4 different ways in documents like Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, Emergency Response to Terrorism: Tactical Considerations: Company Officer, Glossary of Terms for Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Agents and Defense Equipment, and 1 more.

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