Take 5 - recognising Individual Chemical Exposure (ICE) incidents

Take 5 to prepare

Incidents of self-harm through Individual Chemical Exposure (ICE) - using toxic gases generated by household chemicals - have become more prevalent in recent years. 

These events commonly occur in sealed or partially sealed environments such as vehicles, residential bathrooms, hotel rooms and other enclosed areas where a small amount of gas can quickly reach lethal concentrations. When trapped in an enclosed space, these gases can exist in concentrations that can be hazardous to first responders and others.

This edition of Take 5 looks at how to recognise ICE incidents, and what initial actions you need to do to protect yourself in what may be a possible crime scene.

Download Take 5 as a PDF below

Published 12th August 2020


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