Perform steps 1 -12 as described on the protective bag and
the kit instruction cards.
A red/purple color change indicates CX is
present (colorless is safe).
Do not use an outdated sampler, because it will give
unreliable test indications.
Because of the rapid reaction of CX with the
skin, decontamination will not be entirely effective after pain occurs.
Nevertheless, decontamination should be accomplished as rapidly as possible
by flushing the area with large amounts of water to remove any agent that
has not reacted with the skin.
Persistent agents are employed over terrain that friendly forces do
not plan to use or against rear targets for disruption or interdiction.
Nonpersistent agents are employed against unprotected enemy troops occupying
terrain that friendly forces plan to cross or occupy. A nonpersistent agent
should be used to avoid creating a residual hazard. A nonpersistent agent
is used as a vapor or aerosol to cause casualties. A nonpersistent agent is
used to force troops to assume and maintain a protective posture and to
degrade combat efficiency. Unprotected troops, those not wearing masks at
the time of the attack, are immediate casualties. All nonpersistent agents
produce immediate casualties.