I’ve never paid much attention to pepper spray or how it works. After reading this infographic, I don’t want to be anywhere nearby whenever it’s being used.
Deadly Police Grade Pepper Spray
- Inhaling the fumes can make people with respiratory issues very ill, perhaps even kill them.
- Police grade spray is 3 times stronger than the pepper spray available to civilians.
- The spray goes into your eyes, nose and mouth – basically choking off your breathing, blinding you and causing a great deal of pain.
Best advice? Don’t do anything that might result in you getting sprayed. That orange spray is a dangerous chemical weapon used on combatants. And sometimes, people who are just being a nuisance.
Think before you spray!
photo credit: UC Davis police grade pepper spray