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    US AN-M8 HC screening grenade

    Internet states the M8 smoke grenade produces toxic smoke as opposed to the M18. Can someone define " toxic" ?
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    The AN-M8 hand grenade produces harmful hydrochloric fumes that irritates the eyes, throat, and lungs. It should not be used in closed-in areas unless the users are wearing protective masks.[2]

    From Wikipedia, so it must be right.
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    We were taught that it displaces/consumes the oxygen in enclosed spaces which causes asphyxiation. I'm with Rick, just knowing what I've heard or remembered.
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    Extracted from "Advanced Fuze & Explosive Ordnance Bulletin" (page 132 of the pdf) available here : http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8318360

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    Hexachloroethane was mixed with Zinc oxide along with other things. Metal fume fever we call the damage. Welding galvanized metal can also cause it.

    I would not breath any smoke compound if I can avoid it.

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