riot control agents

riot control agents

agents normally used for crowd control; including the compounds chloroacetophenone, chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile, chloropicrin, bromobenzylcyanide, and benzoxazepine. They are used as liquids or aerosols and exposure is by inhalation or by contact with the eyes or skin. They incapacitate by irritating the area of contact and cause irritation of the skin and mucous membranes and respiratory distress. High doses can cause blindness and death. Treatment is by removal of clothing and removing the agent from the skin and eyes. Effects cease shortly after the agent is removed. Also called tear gas.
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The report by the Forensic Medical Authority, published on Monday by the newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm, indicated that the type of gas that caused the prisoners' deaths is known as CS, a common agent found in riot control agents.
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Resulting public revulsion led the negotiators of the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 to prohibit riot control agents in warfare.
Use of the above proposed chemical vegetation control method by the US military is restricted by Executive Order 11850: Renunciation of Certain Uses in War of Chemical Herbicides and Riot Control Agents, enacted on 8 April 1975, by President Gerald Ford.
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