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Office of Standards -- Chemical Detection Standards Program Fact Sheet

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Office of Standards -- Chemical Detection Standards Program Fact Sheet

Hazmat teams and first responders respond daily to a variety of suspicious materials and chemical spills, and as a result, there are a growing number of multi-agent chemical detectors on the market. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) is working to establish definitive standards and test methods for handheld and fixed-site chemical vapor detectors.

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