Sarin attack survivors will face long-term health risks


Sarin's lethality is well known, but the lingering effects on victims who don't succumb are less familiar. Our work featured in this article by R. Douglas Fields, originally published by Scientific American and then carried by Salon.com.


Victims of a 2013 sarin attack by the Syrian government, Ghouta, Syria Credit: محمد السعيد Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)


A person would have to have head-to-toe protection and a special mask to safely enter an area where sarin gas had just been released.