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M8 Chemical Detection Paper


The M8 Chemical Detection Paper is liquid nerve agent detector and a liquid blister agent detector. It is part of the M256A1 Chemical Agent Detection Kit.

  • Quantity: 20 per book
SEL 1.1.9
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This is the M8 Chemical Detection Paper.

The M8 booklet of chemical detector paper contains (25) M8 sheets. Each page has three sensitive indicator dyes on the page. When hazmat responders bring a sheet into contact with liquid that contains nerve or blister agents, the indicator dyes in the paper react with the agents to produce colored dots. The color indicates the type of agent present.

There is a color chart inside the front cover of the booklet to help identify the agent detected. The colors indicate the following:

  • Yellow – G-type Nerve Agents
  • Red – H-type Blister Agents
  • Dark Green – V-type Nerve Agents


Hazmat responders use the M8 by tearing out a sheet and attaching it to clothing, or some other surface. This way, the hazmat responders can expose it to drops of chemical liquid splash. Hazmat responders can also place the paper in contact with a liquid that they suspect is contaminated. If colored spots appear, a chemical agent is present.

Hazmat responders cannot use the M8 Paper to detect chemical agents in water, or aerosol agents in the air. It does not detect vapors.

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About Luxfer Magtech

Luxfer Magtech has been producing CBRN equipment for more than 30 years. Previously, the company only sold its products to the military, but now hazmat responders  use Luxfer Magtech hazmat chemical detection equipment to safeguard and protect individuals who work in disaster and emergency service teams, medical strike response system teams and local first responders.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 in