Dangerous and poisonous chemicals are provided in
Death, health hazards or injuries
such as severe burns, impaired vision and inter-
nal tissue destruction may be experienced if per-
sonnel fail to observe precautions.
Do not allow reagents, buffer solutions or acids
to come in contact with skin or eyes.
Do not ingest solutions, tablets, droplets or
spillage from lab-ware.
Do not inhale fumes from products or mixing
Many products furnished are highly inflammable,
some have explosive potential.
Most acids are corrosive.
Keep all bottles and containers capped and sealed
to prevent accidental spillage and to increase
Never pipet chemical reagent solu-
tions or unknown water samples by mouth.
After using any of the tablets or reagents, be
sure to immediately close the vial with the
matching colored cap.
Negative test results, and if the pH is above 6,
indicate that the water may be used sparingly by
troops for a period not exceeding one week after
customary field treatment.
Positive test results, and if the pH is below 6,
indicate that the water should not be used.
This kit is not designed for use in the control of
A description of the principal reagents in the chemi-
cal agents water testing kit is as follows:
(a) Reagent A - White tablets wrapped in green foil consisting
of 99 parts Potassium Bisulfate and 1 part Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate
(light green cap)