Chemicals by Category

chemical by category

CDC/ATSDR scientists have grouped chemicals into categories based on similarities in how they affect health or the environment.

Blister Agents (Vesicants)
Blister Agents Torso
Blister Agents Foot

Chemicals causing severe blisters in the eyes, skin, and lining of the nose, sinuses, mouth, throat, and lungs (respiratory tract).

Choking/Lung Agents (Pulmonary)
Nerve Agents
Nerve Agents

Chemicals that prevent the brain and nerves to the muscles and organs (nervous system) from working properly.

G agents

V agents