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The active ingredient in pepper spray is Oleoresin Capsicum (OC). OC is not a man-made chemical, it is created from the active compound in hot peppers, capsaicin.
Delivery methods: Pepper spray has 5 delivery methods: stream, cone mist, fogger, foam, and gel.
Stream: The stream method has the largest range, which enables you to keep a significant distance between you and your attacker. Apex Self Defense Products compares the stream method as similar to that of a garden hose -- “a lot of pepper spray being forced through a small opening in short amount of time.”
Cone mist: The cone mist method dispenses pepper spray in a wide circular range, similar to that of a hair spray aerosol can.
Fogger. Similar to the stream method, the fogger creates a spray pattern. However, the spray pattern used in a fogger is made up of finer droplets that can linger in the air longer.
Foam. Pepper foam looks like shaving cream and can completely cover the face of your attacker. Its range is around 8 to 10 feet.
Gel. Similar to pepper foam, pepper gel is used to cover an attacker’s face. The consistency is sticky and glue-like.
Physical Effects: Uncontrollable watering of the eyes, extreme burning of the eyes and nose, temporary blindness, nasal and sinus discharge, burning of the skin, increase in blood pressure. In most cases, the symptoms of pepper spray last no longer than 45-60 minutes.