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Letters Childhood in Syria

Chemical weapons are intentionally deployed against the most vulnerable groups of people

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 19 April 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1672
  1. Paul Gee, emergency physician and toxicologist
  1. Christchurch, New Zealand
  1. paul.gee{at}

The ongoing chemical attacks in the Syrian conflict are shocking.1 Chemical weapons are considered indiscriminate, affecting both military and civilian targets. From a toxicology point of view, this is untrue.

In a gas attack poison …

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