Comments on the Use of Capsaicin Spray

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Authors
  1. Brown, J.
Corporate Authors
Canadian Police Research Centre, Ottawa Ont (CAN);Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
At the request of the Health Services Officer, Depot Division, RCMP, DR. Jeremy Brown of Health Services Directorates, Ottawa, reviewed a publication and prepared preliminary comments on that publication and the use of Capsaicin Spray. This technical memorandum is Dr. Brown's response to that request. It offers observations and comments on the spray as it relates to the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, the corneal effects of directed sprays and the carcinogenic and mutagenic potential of capsaicin, Advice and guidance is given to those who use the spray. The information contained in this Technical Memorandum is provided for the information of all members of the Canadian police community.
Keywords
Pepper spray -- Evaluation;Aerosol propellants -- Evaluation;Police -- Equipment and supplies;Nonlethal weapons
Report Number
HV7936.E7;TM-01-1998E;TM-01-98 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Jun 1997
Number of Pages
13
DSTKIM No
CA031321
CANDIS No
530041
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Electronic Document(PDF)

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