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Self-Defense Spray

Self-defense sprays such as mace and pepper sprays contain the ingredient Oleoresin Capsicum.  While this material is not life-threatening to humans or hazardous to the environment, it causes severe eye, nose and skin irritation.  In addition, self-defense spray is made in pressurized aerosol canisters.  Self-defense sprays can be disposed in the regular trash, but always bag them tightly to prevent leakage or accidental discharge.

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