Chemical weapon arsenals remain a viable threat to military personnel and civilian populations, due to their potential deployment and use by hostile military forces and terrorists.
Many of the first and second generation, chemical weapons may be identified by their unique odor. For example, the chemical Lewisite smells like geraniums; Sulfur Mustard gas smells like garlic and Hydrogen Sulfide smells like sulfur or rotten eggs. In most cases first responders will not have immediate access to PPE (personal protective equipment) or gas meters and will have to rely on training, experience and all of their human senses, especially their sense of smell to detect potential chemical threats. Each NDP Chemical Weapon ID training kit kit comes in a self contained “training briefcase” containing 8 8.5” x 5.5” fully scented training cards. The scent is activated by vigorously rubbing a finger across the printed side of each card. The scent lasts for a long time and may be activated for several uses.