Riot control agents: the tear gases CN, CS and OC—a medical review

  title={Riot control agents: the tear gases CN, CS and OC—a medical review},
  author={L. Schep and R. Slaughter and D. McBride},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps},
  pages={94 - 99}
  • L. Schep, R. Slaughter, D. McBride
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
  • INTRODUCTION 2-Chloroacetophenone (CN), o-chlorobenzylidene malonitrile (CS) and oleoresin capsicum (OC) are common riot control agents. [...] Key MethodRESULTS CN, CS and OC are effective lacrimating agents; evidence for toxicity, as measured by the threshold for irritation, is greatest for CN, followed by CS and OC. Typically, ocular and respiratory tract irritation occurs within 20-60 s of exposure. Ocular effects involve blepharospasm, photophobia, conjunctivitis and periorbital oedema.Expand Abstract
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