Gases In WW1

By Natasha Brice

Mustard gas

What is Mustard gas?


Mustard gas is a chemical that causes severe burning of the skin, eyes and respiration system. It can be absorbed into the body through inhalation, ingestion or by coming into contact with the skin or eyes that is why you had to wear gas masks.


What were the effects of mustard gas?


Mustard gas could effective at incapacitating - paralysing - its victims in masses. Sulphur mustard is normally colourless when its is in gas form, though it may have a faint yellow or green tint.


Mustard gas

When you first encounter mustard gas, you may not even know anything is about to affect you.