Germany's New Weapon
The Horror of Mustard: Gas Michael Tollen
From what our researchers and scientist could dig is that this chemical agent causes severe burning of the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. It can be absorbed into the body through inhalation, ingestion or by coming into contact with the skin or eyes. A unique synthesis of sulfides is illustrated by the reaction of ethylene with sulfur chloride to form bis(β-chlorophyll) sulfide, known as sulfur mustard, or mustard gas, a blister-forming (vesicant) chemical warfare agent.
Mustard gas, or sulfur mustard, is a poisonous gas that causes an extremely powerful blistering effect on its victims. It gets its name from the yellow appearance with a mustard-like smell. It can increase the chance of getting cancer and can be fatal if exposed to high amounts of it.