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The following questions link to resources that provide safety and health information relevant to sulfur mustard in the workplace.

What is Sulfur Mustard?

  • Facts About Sulfur Mustard. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Overview of sulfur mustard, including signs, symptoms, and treatment.

  • ToxFAQs™ for Sulfur Mustard. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), (2003, September). Provides a fact sheet for the general public that answers the most frequently asked health questions about sulfur mustard.

Signs and Symptoms

Toxicological Information

  • Toxicological Profile for Sulfur Mustard. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), (2003, September). Also available as a 3 MB PDF, 287 pages. Provides useful information on health effects, chemical and physical properties, potential for human exposure, analytical methods, and regulations.

Health Effects

Airborne Exposure Limits


Decontamination Levels

  • Health Based Environmental Screening Levels for Chemical Warfare Agents (HBESLs). US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine (CHPPM), (1999, May 28). Summarizes the existing health-based screening levels for soil where ground water contamination is not a consideration. These are pre-established environmental screening levels for compounds that can aid in the assessment process by their use as “action or no action” determinant criteria. They would be considered for response to the question of "How clean is clean?"

Exposure Levels and Other Media

First Responders

Healthcare Workers

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