chemical irritant


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chem·i·cal ir·ri·tant

(kemi-kăl iri-tănt)
Any such agent capable of causing irritation or inflammation of tissues.
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We imagine that some of these agents may also reduce irritation by chemical irritants, or reduce hypersensitivity in patients with allergy or asthma, for example," says Jordt.
To feign illness, perpetrators go to great lengths, such as suffocating to mimic apnea, tainting urine with blood, poisoning to resemble gastric complications, inducing vomiting with ipecac to look like reflux problems, and producing unexplainable rashes with chemical irritants.
Vincent Health System, said he posted a flier warning the ER staff of tactics sometimes used by demonstrators, including the use of chemical irritants on clothing.
Air Tasers are in a category of weapons generically known as less-than-lethal weapons; others include chemical irritants, kinetic, acoustic, laser, electromagnetic frequency, capture, entanglement, and a range of electrical paralysing weapons.
The Kent Farms court essentially concluded that whatever the facts of the claimant's injury, the pollution exclusion was intended to apply to environmental degradation, not to relatively commonplace negligence torts that only incidentally involve chemical irritants.
There are a number of contributory factors associated with cystitis, such as chemical irritants, inadequate fluid intake, caffeine, spicy foods or juices with a high acid content as well as frequent sexual intercourse.
Indoor air pollutants range widely from biological agents such as dust mites to chemical irritants such as nitrogen dioxide.
The insulation does not contain added formaldehyde, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) or chemical irritants and requires no warning labels compared to other traditional insulation products.
He said that asthma also occurs among those people who do not have allergies and in these persons, chemical irritants trigger an inflammatory response, for example, some people are sensitive to certain common chemical irritants, such as perfume, hairspray, cosmetics, and household cleaners.
He said that asthma also occurs among those people who do not have allergies and in these persons, chemical irritants trigger an inflammatory response that is initiated in a different way than in allergen-triggered asthma and for example, some people are sensitive to certain common chemical irritants, such as perfume, hairspray, cosmetics, and household cleaners.
house dust mites, animal fur, pollens and molds), smoke, chemical fumes, respiratory (viral) infections, exercise, strong emotional expressions, chemical irritants, and drugs (such as aspirin and beta blockers).
We unwittingly expose ourselves to hundreds of chemical irritants and allergens daily, such as that bottle of washing up liquid in the kitchen.

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