Tear Gases and Irritant Incapacitants

@article{Blain2003TearGA,
  title={Tear Gases and Irritant Incapacitants},
  author={P. Blain},
  journal={Toxicological Reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={22},
  pages={103-110}
}
  • P. Blain
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Toxicological Reviews
Irritant incapacitants, also called riot control agents, lacrimators and tear gases, are aerosol-dispersed chemicals that produce eye, nose, mouth, skin and respiratory tract irritation. Tear gas is the common name for substances that, in low concentrations, cause pain in the eyes, flow of tears and difficulty in keeping the eyes open. Only three agents are likely to be deployed: (i) 1-chloroacetophenone (CN); (ii) 2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile (CS); or (iii) dibenz[b,f]-1,4-oxazepine (CR… Expand

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