What is the active component of pepper spray?

ammonia
formic acid
piperine
capsaicin
Pepper spray (also known as capsicum spray) is chemical compound that ir­ri­tates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and tem­po­rary blind­ness used in polic­ing, riot control, crowd control, and self­-de­fense.

Answers distribution

ammonia
formic acid
piperine
capsaicin
answers
flagCanada
0%
6%
40%
53%
15
flagthe Netherlands
4%
8%
34%
52%
23
flagNorway
0%
16%
33%
50%
18
flagSwitzerland
10%
0%
40%
50%
10
flagGermany
6%
18%
36%
39%
82
flagAustria
0%
36%
27%
36%
11
flagIndia
0%
27%
36%
36%
11
flagUnknown
6%
21%
37%
33%
964
flagPoland
7%
23%
35%
32%
9811
flagthe United Kingdom
7%
23%
37%
30%
138
flagthe United States
17%
17%
32%
30%
52
flagItaly
0%
45%
25%
30%
20
flagUkraine
10%
10%
40%
30%
10
flagLithuania
10%
10%
60%
20%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
8%
12%
64%
16%
25

Gender

men36%
women29%
ammonia
7%
7%
formic acid
23%
26%
piperine
33%
36%
capsaicin
36%
29%

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