Chemical suicides, the macabre chemistry of mixing liquids normally found under the kitchen sink to create a deadly gas, are becoming more popular these days, a trend originally started by the trendy Japanese. But the cooks of the deadly brew are not the only victims of their acts. According to a recent New York Times story, “of 72 chemical suicides experts have documented in the United States since 2008, at least 80 percent have resulted in injuries to police officers, firefighters, emergency workers or civilians exposed to the gas, despite the efforts of suicide victims to protect others by putting warning signs on car windows or closet doors, said Deputy Chief Jacob Oreshan of the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, who has been tracking the cases.”
Morphix Technologies out of Virginia Beach, VA recently released its Chameleon suicide gas detection kit that warns first responders when they encounter one of the common chemical suicide gasses. The kit is wrist worn and when a gas is detected, one of the indicators changes color.
Press release: Morphix Technologies Offers a Chemical Suicide Detection Kit
Product page: Morphix Chameleon…