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BOX 1-1

Agents Specified in PL 105-277 and PL 105-368

  • The following organophosphorus pesticides:

    • Chlorpyrifos

    • Diazinon

    • Dichlorvos

    • Malathion

  • The following carbamate pesticides:

    • Proxpur

    • Carbaryl

    • Methomyl

  • Pyridostigmine bromide (used for nerve-agent prophylaxis)

  • The following chlorinated hydrocarbons and other pesticides and repellents:

    • Lindane

    • Pyrethrins

    • Permethrins

    • Rodenticides (bait)

    • DEET (repellent)

  • The following low-level nerve agents and precursor compounds at exposures below those which produce immediately apparent incapacitating symptoms:

    • Sarin

    • Tabun

  • The following synthetic chemical compounds:

    • Mustard agents at exposures below those which cause immediate blistering

    • Volatile organic compounds

    • Hydrazine

    • Red fuming nitric acid

    • Solvents

  • The following sources of radiation:

    • Depleted uranium

    • Microwave radiation

    • Radiofrequency radiation

  • The following environmental particles and pollutants:

    • Hydrogen sulfide

    • Oil-fire byproducts

    • Diesel-heater fumes

    • Sand microparticles

  • Diseases endemic to the region, including the following:

    • Leishmaniasis

    • Sand fly fever

    • Infections due to pathogenic Escherichia coli

    • Shigellosis

  • Time-compressed administration of multiple live “attenuated” and toxoid vaccines



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