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Keep Responders Safe with Chameleon Chemical Suicide Detection Kit
The Life-Saving Alert System from Unexpected Chemical Exposure for First Responders
Chemical suicides have doubled in the first half of 2011 in the United States over figures from 2010. A total of 72 deaths have already been confirmed in the US with 27 having occurred in 2011. Chemical suicides are the result of mixing common household chemicals resulting in a toxic gas, most notably hydrogen sulfide. Combined in a confined area, the victim quickly asphyxiates. Unfortunately, for many first responders, and despite warnings posted by the victims, over 80% of police and first responders have been injured when responding to chemical suicide situations.
Morphix Technologies®, an innovator in the science of colorimetric detection devices for dangerous chemical gases, is on the forefront of preventing accidental exposure to first responders from these toxic chemicals. The Chameleon® Chemical Suicide Detection Kit offers police, EMS and first responders a field-configurable, low-cost, easy-to-use, hands-free solution when encountering a chemical suicide.
For more information or to see a video on the Chameleon® Chemical Suicide Detection Kit visit www.morphtec.comhttp://www.morphtec.com
For a related 9-1-1 Magazine story about chemical suicides, see The Hidden Hazards of Chemical Suicide
- Product Profiles /9-1-1magazine.com (via Morphix Technologies, 9/27/11)