Methyl Bromide – Delousing Agent (20cc Ampoule)

Methyl Bromide is a delousing agent used to disinfect clothing from louse. Used by Graves Registration personnel when handling deceased who had been dead for several days, weeks or months. In areas where no decontamination facilities were available, for example rear units or combat zones, a specially developed rubber bag, about 25 by 60 inches, was used for delousing. The clothes of six-to-eight soldiers, together with an ampul of Methyl-Bromide, were placed inside the bag, which was then sealed. The ampul was broken from the outside, and in about fourty-five minutes the released gas fuminated the garments.

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