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Is this true?
Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
For the average, healthy person, yes.

It's particularly tough for asthmatics, though. They use it at one of the school districts in Michigan (not Detroit) to break up fights, and the asthmatic kids have difficulties being in the area it was used for hours afterwards.
The primary ingredient in pepper spray is capsaicin, which is the stuff in peppers that makes them hot. While painful, it's not going to cause any sort of permanent damage to someone who is healthy enough to need it used on them.

For all of the dirt people out there who believe in a pristine earth and "all natural" and all of that rot, pepper spray is pretty much perfect in every way, shape, and form.