Sarin Gas: a brief history

Sarin Gas is a clear, tasteless, colorless, odorless and deadly gas that will attack the nervous system immediately and will result in death quickly.  It is rumored that Sarin Gas is prevalent in terrorist states and has even been used in chemical attacks in Syria. 

It is classified as a nerve agent, and has been used prolifically in terror attacks over the last several years... with devastating effects. It is transferred through skin contact, eye contact, or through inhalation. 

Sarin was used in the 1990's for a terror attack in Japan on the subway which proved to be deadly.  This gas was developed in Germany as a "pesticide" in 1938. 

It is believed that it was used in the first Iran-Iraq war due to symptoms that were observed though that was never proved. In 1988 Hussein ordered the use of Sarin Gas and the Nazi "VX" gas in Halabja.

In 1994 the gas was used to kill seven Japanese people and hospitalized 500 by the Shinri Kyo cult. They did the same thing in 1995 in Tokyo killing 13 and sickening 5,000.

In 2004 Sarin Gas was found in an AED, and by 2006 there were over 500 munitions recovered which had contained Sarin Gas.

Since 2013 it has been found that Syrian rebels have access to Sarin Gas and that it is a viable threat to the safety of every American citizen who is located in a foreign or domestic environment. There is no easy way to test for the presence of Sarin that converts from fluid to gas very quickly. In following posts we will discuss methods of determining whether an attack is occurring and will discuss methods of protecting yourelf from a suspected Sarin Gas attack.