How can you protect yourself from nervous gas?
As quickly as possible, wash any liquid sarin from the skin with large amounts of soap and water.
Washing with soap and water will help protect people from any chemicals on their bodies.
Rinse the eyes with plain water for 10 to 15 minutes if they are burning or if vision is blurred..
What does nerve gas feel like?
Initial symptoms following exposure to nerve agents (like sarin) are a runny nose, tightness in the chest, and constriction of the pupils. Soon after, the victim will have difficulty breathing and will experience nausea and salivation.
How does nerve gas affect the body?
The nerve gas acts directly on the diaphragm (smooth muscle) to paralyze it and it also inhibits the firing rate of neurons in an area of the brainstem that controls breathing.
How long does nerve gas take to kill?
Exposure is lethal even at very low concentrations, where death can occur within one to ten minutes after direct inhalation of a lethal dose, due to suffocation from respiratory paralysis, unless antidotes are quickly administered.