Well it is real scary, there has been another use of chemical warfare in Russia. It sounds like it may have been industrial chemicals used in concentration. 'Fortunately,' casualties have been light (around 80). However, it should be noted that survivors often suffer the rest of their lives. http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/12/26/russia.gas.ap/index.html It is also being carried on BBC.