Blood agents

The name blood agent, like those of other groups of agents, derives from its effect on victims. Blood agents are distributed via the blood and generally enter the body via inhalation. They inhibit the ability of blood cells to utilise and transfer oxygen. Thus, blood agents are poisons that effectively cause the body to suffocate.

Examples of blood agents include:

  • hydrogen cyanide (AC)
  • cyanogen chloride (CK)
  • and arsine (SA).