Rendering Riot Control Agents (RCAs) as Materiel Designated as Safe (MDAS)

A U.S. Marine in chemical protective clothing checks places a purple chem light on a table with other equipment.
Source: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson/released

Posted on January 29, 2024 | Completed on November 22, 2023

What processes exist for rendering RCAs as MDAS?

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) was asked to provide information on the processes to render select RCAs as MDAS.  Although the inquirer’s primary interests were in finding approaches outside incendiary ones, all discovered approaches were included in this report. HDIAC partnered with SciTech Services, Inc., to research this topic and generate a report on the various methods for rendering from agnostic agents to an MDAS state.

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