Severe cutaneous reaction to CS gas.

@article{Varma2001SevereCR,
  title={Severe cutaneous reaction to CS gas.},
  author={S Varma and Philip J Holt},
  journal={Clinical and experimental dermatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={248-50}
}
Tear gas is used throughout the World for control of riots and civil disobedience. CS gas as used by the UK police force is issued as a 'spray' and is 5% CS in methylisobutylketone (MIBK), a potent irritant. Assaults on police officers in forces issued with CS spray have fallen significantly over the past 3 years, whilst having risen in areas without it. Thus, CS gas appears to be an effective deterrent. However, significant cutaneous reactions can occur as a result of exposure. We report a… CONTINUE READING

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