1. Commitee Staff Report Number 3 to Chairman Donald W. Riegle Jr. of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs With Respect to Export Administration: Chemical Warfare Agent Identification, Chemical Injuries, and Other Findings, United States Senate, October 7, 1994.
2. An infectious disease of animals transmittable to humans, anthrax is a biological warfare weapon. According to the United Nations Special Commission on Iraq, the Iraqi biological warfare program was initiated in mid-1986 and under it, Iraq manufactured about 158 gallons of concentrated anthrax bacteria. Iraq also stockpiled nearly 5,300 gallons of the bacterium that causes botulism and conducted active research on many other biological warfare toxins.
4. Short for polychlorinated biphenyls. Used to cool electrical equipment, these chemicals were banned in 1979 due to their high toxicity, persistence and cancer-causing properties.
5. Chloracne: a skin eruption resembling acne and resulting from exposure to chlorine or its compounds. (Merriam Websters Collegiate Dictionary)
6. A radioactive isotope, or radioisotope, is a form of an atom that spontaneously emits energetic particles, i.e., radiation. Cesium and iodine are two elements with radioactive forms, known as Cesium 137 and Iodine 131.
7. A toxic impurity found in certain herbicides.