distinctive features of delirium) with very little, if any,
evidence of effects on the central nervous system (such as
fast heartbeat and dilated pupils).
This should not
anticholinergic being the causative agent since very few
other drugs can produce delirium in militarily feasible
The disturbance produced by indoles (such as LSD)
or marihuana is not really delirium because the individual
remains receptive to the environment and can comprehend
quite well, even though they may have great difficulty in
(See Table 2-4 on pages 2-18 through 2-21).
Decontamination. The skin should be completely cleansed with soap and
water at the earliest opportunity. The M258A1 Kit can be used if washing is
impossible. Symptoms may appear as late as 36 hours after contact exposure,
even if the skin is washed within an hour.
In fact a delay in onset of
several hours is typical.
This time should be used to prepare for the
possibility of a widespread outbreak 6-24 hours after the attack. Caustic
alcohol solutions can be used to decontaminate bulk quantities of BZ.