15th June 2018

Speech – Chemical Warfare


P1 sarin gas and other chemicals

P2 latest chemical attack

P3 what is the world doing about it






Khan shaykhun, april 4, 2017. At 6:30 on a thursday morning 74 people were killed and over 550 people were severely injured in a chemical attack containing sarin gas executed by the syrian arab air force. Thats over 600 lives that were victims of the attack and let alone the rest of the town that were also affected by the attack. This is just one of many chemical attacks that happen in our world today. In this presentation i will be talking to you about what chemicals are used in attacks and what they are capable of, the attack on the city of Douma and is there really a way to solve the ongoing chemical attacks.




Sarin is a highly toxic synthetic organophosphorus compound. A colourless, odourless liquid, it is used as a chemical weapon due to its extreme potency as a nerve agent. The effects of sarin gas on a person can be life threatening. The sarin attacks the the nervous system by interfering the with the degradation of the neurotransmitter junctions. Death will usually occur as a result of the lack of oxygen due to the inability to control the muscles involved in breathing.

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