Chemical weapons are chemical agents of warfare taken to be chemical substances, whether gaseous, liquid, or solid, which might be harmful because of their direct toxic effect on human, animals, and plants. A chemical agent is a chemical substance, which is intended for use in military operations to kill or seriously injure people because of its physiological effects. Chemical weapons can be classified into two main categories by their instability, persistent and non-persistent agents.
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main reasons why these weapons must be controlled:
1) There is fear of the unknown effects of new biological agents that could produce genetic manipulations.
2) The production of Biological weapons and Chemical weapons are fairly cheap and can be easily hidden under the cover of peaceful activity, such as pharmaceutical plants.
3) Looks very attractive to poor nations that are seeking for ways of defense to counter nuclear weapons, and also useful to certain forms of terrorism.