Q: Do you spell “Pepper Spray” with or without a hyphen?
A: It is correctly spelled without the hyphen.
Q: How does Pepper Spray Work?
A: The product works by causing an attacker great pain such as burning of the eyes, mouth and skin. The spray swells the mucous membranes, which makes breathing difficult, also swells the veins in the eyes, causing the eyes to close and tear.
Q: What percent of the spray is pepper?
A: Generally 17% and rated at 2,000,000 Scoville Head Units (SHU).
Q: Can you explain more about Scoville Heat Units?
A: The Scoville scale measures the hotness chili peppers, as defined by the amount of capsicum it contains. Capsicum is a chemical compound which stimulates chemo receptor nerve endings in the skin, especially the mucous membranes. The number of Scoville heat units (SHU) indicates the amount of capsicum present. As comparisons let’s look at some common peppers. The common green pepper has a Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) of 0. The Anaheim pepper has a SHU of between 500 and 2,500. The Jalapeno has a (SHU) of between 2,500 and 8,000. Tabasco and Cayenne have the same (SHU) of between 30,000 and 50,000. The hottest pepper know to man is the Naga Jolokia and has a (SHU) of between 800,000 and 1,041,000. So, pepper spray of 2,000,000 (SHU) carries a punch. Oh, just so you know. Pure Capsicum has a (SHU) of between 15,000,000 and 16,000,000.
Q: How long do the effects last?
A: Between 20-30 minutes
Q: Why should I buy pepper spray?
A: Be a victor not a victim. Put another way. “Better to be safe than sorry”. Pepper spray gives you peace of mind. You will know that you can protect yourself in time of need. You can feel confident in your environment because you know you have knock down power. The use of this spray is safe and very effective. Almost daily you can read about someone who escaped harm by using this product. Pepper spray is the most common used self-defense device on the market.
Q: Is the anything else besides pepper spray available to consumers?
A: Pepper gel is fast becoming the popular item. Spray this gel on someone and the first thing they want to do is get it off. Being a gel it doesn’t come off. It just gets messier and messier and this gives you the perfect opportunity to get away. Mace spray is also a good product and also tear gas it very effective. New items also include combo packs. Example: Pepper spray is combined with tear and a UV Marking dye. The pepper spray causes burning of the eyes. Also causes uncontrollable coughing and choking. The tear gas causes profuse tearing, and an intense burning sensation to the face and disorientation. UV dye marks the assailant and may aid in identification once apprehended
I hope I have taken away some of the astigmatism associated with pepper spray and have given you some useful information. My second hope is that after you buy this product you never have to use it.