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Now some perspective on just how devastating serin gas can -- as we reported here earlier.
It's one of the deadliest chemicals that's known in the world around 500 times the strength of cyanide they tell us.
One drop can kill.
And its effects on the body -- really nothing short of horrifying.
Let's bring it up to a chapter he's head of the department of Benedict met medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in -- doctor great to see you again thank you.
-- -- because anyway the it's Aaron tell us about it what does it do to us.
So -- Sarin is both nasty in sneaky it's a chemical that's odorless tasteless and call us.
It's produced in a liquid form and vapor rises very quickly you can get.
You can get exposed by breathing it in that can come in through your eyes can seek its.
Penetrate your skin.
If it's on food or water you can ingested.
It obviously causes high irritation but won't -- importantly it causes great difficulty breathing.
Because it's a neurological toxin it makes your muscles twitch.
You can develop and convulsions and go ahead ten -- into coma and die.
It's serious stuff.
And it -- my understanding doctor that if you're not treated and almost immediately like within a minute or so there's no stopping the effects.
Well mild mild exposure is just -- -- through the air.
Can result in people being temporarily ill and then getting better but if you get a reasonable -- -- the prolonged -- You can get really sick very very quickly furthermore it can get on your clothes.
And then it can vaporize from the clothes and affect the people who are trying to help you.
It's nasty stuff in -- and in the -- in significant doses it can kill every one environment.
Well if you get a big enough -- it can kill you there's no doubt about it.
You know the the Japanese.
Cult -- you should -- quote you -- in Japanese subways and in Tokyo.
Made over 5000 people ill killed thirteen.
-- -- live with us from Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctor thank you.
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