1. Vapors of many decontaminating agents are toxic, if inhaled in
large quantities for extended periods.
decontaminating agent containers are kept closed when not in
2. Wear rubber gloves when handling these materials. If
decontaminant gets on the skin, wash immediately and thoroughly
with soap and water.
Do not allow anyone to have sparks, open flames, or other sources of
ignition nearby when using flammable materials. Use explosion-proof
In addition to chemical agents, some munitions contain high
explosives. Do not strike or drop high-explosive components. Do not
have sparks, open flames, or other sources of ignition nearby when
handling high explosives.
Such agents are extremely dangerous. Many are designed to cause
permanent injury or death. Do not handle these agents or attempt to
repair leaky containers without use of correct protective equipment
and clothing. In situations not covered by procedures herein, request
aid from the CBAICO or EOD personnel.