Mustard Gas Testing
In 1942, the United States Navy tested mustard gas on its own sailors by placing them in gas chambers. According to “The Independent,” up to 2,500 sailors were used in what the navy called “man break” experiments. The U.S. feared Japan or Germany would use gas and wanted to develop a better defense. “Because tests using animals did not go well, researchers decided in 1942 to use human beings.” What kind of logic is that? In 1991, the Veterans Affairs Department agreed to offer compensation to mustard gas victims.