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  • n  a colorless gas with a strong fishy smell; used as a pesticide
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  • Dead Tourists and a Dangerous Pesticide
    Phosphine gas is notoriously lethal (enough so that it was featured recently in a murderous episode of Breaking Bad). The pure gas is colorless and odorless so it carries no warning sign. It's a fast, systematic, and corrosive killer; it "denatures" and breaks down a range of enzymes and proteins inside the body, including the ones responsible for moving oxygen through the body, and severely ...
    March 14, 2014 - Wired News

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