Malodorant

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A malodorant is a chemical compound whose extreme stench acts as a temporary incapacitant. It attacks the olfactory and/or trigeminal nerves of the person introduced to the chemical. These compounds are usually composed of at least two ingredients: the malodorant compound and a carrier liquid. Malodorant compositions have a toxicity category rating of III or higher.

Compounds used as malodorants[edit]

Common responses to malodorant[edit]

  • Immediate nausea
  • Gagging/vomiting
  • Various levels of discomfort

Weapon examples[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ US weapons research is raising a stink. David Hambling, The Guardian, Thursday 10 July 2008