Effects of lewisite exposure

Lewisite EffectsFrom toxicity to deadly symptoms.

  • Lewisite is highly toxic and contact with skin results in rashes, formation of blisters and painful itching.
  • Inhalation of lewisite vapour is also dangerous and results in coughing, sneezing, pulmonary edema and much pain.
  • Contact of lewisite with the eyes will result in teary and itchy eyes.
  • Ingestion of lewisite leads to similar symptoms as arsenic poisoning including pain, nausea, stomach problems, and low blood pressure.
  • Exposure to sufficient amounts of lewisite will definitely damage important functions and can even lead to death.

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