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Who makes skunk water?
It was developed and is manufactured by Odortec, with two supporting companies, Man and Beit-Alfa Technologies. The liquid’s strong odor is marketed as an improvement over other crowd control weapons (CCWs) such as rubber bullets and tear gas used by the IDF against Palestinian protestors.
What is skunk water made from?
According to Odortec, the skunk water is a completely eco-friendly compound that is harmless in itself to people and the environment, and is made entirely of food-grade ingredients, notably yeast, baking powder and water, the BBC reported.
Where do skunks sleep in the day?
Skunks are nocturnal, usually active from early evening through the night. They usually spend their days sleeping in dens, although during the warm months they may bed in vegetation. Dens are usually below ground but may be found in a stream or pond banks, lumber piles, or beneath porches or in crawl spaces.
What is skunk spray?
Skunk spray is a thiol, an organic compound with sulfur as a principal component. Sulfur has that classic rotten egg smell, and it’s what gives thiol its gag-inducing power. For detection purposes, thiols are added to otherwise smell-free natural gas, so that it will have a noticeable odor.
What does skunk water smell like?
Skunk water is a liquid compound with an overpowering odour that has been described by those who have experienced it as the smell of sewage mixed with rotting corpses. In reality, it is a concoction of chemicals that causes intense nausea, obstructing normal breathing, causing violent gagging and vomiting.
What kind of weapon is the skunk water?
Skunk water was developed as a “crowd control weapon” by an Israeli company called Odortec. Skunk water is a liquid compound with an overpowering odour that has been described by those who have experienced it as the smell of sewage mixed with rotting corpses.
Is the skunk water made out of food?
Since then armoured vehicles equipped with water cannon spraying jets of the stinky liquid have become a regular sight. Although it may induce a gagging reflex, the company says skunk is made from “100% food-grade ingredients” and is “100% eco-friendly – harmless to both nature and people”.
What are the side effects of skunk water?
The MSDS sheet explains “at the pH level of sodium bicarbonate, the yeasts synthesize some amino acids causing heavy odor.” Aside from the smell, there are some minor physical side effects, according to the MSDS sheet. Skunk can cause skin irritation; eyes redness and pain; and abdominal pain if ingested.
How does the skunk water work in Israel?
Even a small spray of the skunk water leaves a stench on the skin for days. On clothes and in buildings the stench can last even longer. Of course, the Israeli forces do not only use it to suppress protests; they also deploy it for collective punishment.