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  •  Effects of sarin (0+ / 0-)
    People exposed to a low or moderate dose of sarin by breathing contaminated air, eating contaminated food, drinking contaminated water, or touching contaminated surfaces may experience some or all of the following symptoms within seconds to hours of exposure:

        Runny nose
        Watery eyes
        Small, pinpoint pupils
        Eye pain
        Blurred vision
        Drooling and excessive sweating
        Chest tightness
        Rapid breathing
        Increased urination
        Nausea, vomiting, and/or abdominal pain
        Slow or fast heart rate
        Low or high blood pressure

     Even a small drop of sarin on the skin can cause sweating and muscle twitching where sarin touched the skin.

    Exposure to large doses of sarin by any route may result in the following harmful health effects:

        Loss of consciousness
        Respiratory failure possibly leading to death

    •  Tear gas is not sarin. (1+ / 0-)
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      joe from Lowell

      You would not expect the injuries from sarin against people who were exposed to tear gas.  

      Also, the woman going into convulsions while the mask was being offered was in distress.  

      "Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." -- Lucille Ball

      by Yamaneko2 on Sat Jul 21, 2012 at 12:22:09 AM PDT

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