Chemical Warfare

Syria: Is the Horror-Meter Still Not High Enough?

Robin Lustig | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Callous though it may sound, the needle on the horror-meter has not yet gone high enough.

Hague Claims 'Some Evidence' Syria Preparing Chemical Weapons

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK

William Hague has revealed that he had seen "some evidence" that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons against rebels. The Foreign Secretary d...

Halabja and the Dangers of Mustard Gas

Michael Freemantle | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Tech
Michael Freemantle

Mustard gas is actually not a gas but a thick viscous liquid that can remain on the ground for years when conditions are right. The chemical releases a vapour that is either odourless or smells of mustard depending on the purity of the liquid.

Centenary Plans for The First World War, Also Known as The Chemists' War

Michael Freemantle | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Politics
Michael Freemantle

The chemistry of the First World War proved to be a double-edged sword. It not only killed, maimed, and destroyed, it also helped to protect troops and heal the sick and wounded.