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There are several gunpowder contaminants such as the fertilizer, detergent, match head, even soil and cigarettes. They contain nitrates which gives similar result to gunpowder residues when treated with Diphenylamine (DPA) Reagent.However, their reaction differ from gunpowder nitrates from the characteristics of the specks as well as the distribution of the specks. Usually a gunpowder contaminants will show a smear of blue color .

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