In this special episode we follow up with Steve Bird to talk about what kinds of confirmatory tests are going on to determine if Sarin was used in Syria. This is a follow up to Episode 7 where we talked about the toxicology of organophosphates and nerve agents. Contributors include Matt Zuckerman and Steve Bird.
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UN report confirming everything Steve Bird said is available at http://www.un.org/disarmament/content/slideshow/Secretary_General_Report_of_CW_Investigation.pdf It’s a fascinating example of a tox investigation into a tragic incident. Check it out.
[…] since the use of chemical weapons came to light. ToxTalks has put together a timely podcast titled Sarin in Syria to discuss the tests that the UN (and others) will be running to determine whether Sarin gas or […]