At least one of the American chemical decontamination teams sent into Iraq has made the best of a bad situation. While these units never had to wash down troops exposed to chemical weapons, they realized their gear could also be used to provide hot showers to marines and GIs who were getting pretty ripe. So a U.S. Marine decontamination unit informally converted themselves to a mobile shower unit. Nearby marines, who had not had a shower in over a month, were invited to get three minute showers. Going unwashed for that long, this could be considered a form of decontamination.