Apparently it may have been the British weather that saved the Skirpals from the worst effects of Novichok.
The speculation is that the Novichok was administered by its application to a door handle . Apparently there is a case from 1995 when Novichok was applied to an office phone killing two people .
It is reported that for use Novichok has to be suspended , probably in oil , making it volatile .
An expert interviewed by the Independent ( 14 April ) Vil Mirzayanov said:
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