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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Poison Gas used in World War One Chlorine Gas Mustard Gas July 12, 1917 September, 1915 Chlorine gas is very deadly. When inside your lungs it intermingles with water and creates hydrochloric acid. Gas Mask Technology Gas Types There were a few different gas masks that were used and invented in World War One. Some didn't serve there purpose well. Like the hypo helmet. This crude mask gave some protection but its eye-piece proved to be very weak and easy to break - thus making the protective value of the hypo helmet null and void. (HistoryLearningSite, 2014) Most British soldiers used the small box respirator. It had a nose clip on the inside as well as an insidemouth piece. This made it so rather than an air tight mask that ran out quickly, you only needed to inhale through the mask's canister. Tear Gas August, 1914 December, 1915 Phosgene Chemical Warfare: Poison Gases in World War 1. (2014, May 17). Retrieved November 21, 2014, from Online. (2013, July 17). Retrieved November 21, 2014, from, M. (2009, August 22). Retrieved November 21, 2014, from masks in World War One. (n.d.). Retrieved November 21, 2014, from References Phosgene effects your lungs. It can make you choke, cough, and even drown from fluid in the lungs. Mustard gas causes the skin to blister and burn. It can affect a number of areas. Including skin, eyes, and lungs. Tear gas irritates mucous membranesin the eyes, mouth, throat, and lungs.Leading to crying, coughing, breathingdifficulties, and temporary blindness(Compound Chem, 2014)
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