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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For his ONES project, he will study the function of sensory neurons in the periphery of the body related to exposure to environmental chemical irritants.
When applied to the skin of volunteers, this product apparently increased the skin's tolerance to thermal aggression, reduced the skin's sensitivity to chemical irritants and reduced tactile sensations.
Made from 100 percent denim and cotton, the materials for the insulation are postindustrial, do not itch and contain no chemical irritants.
Some factors that can trigger an asthma attack include allergens such as dust mites, animal dander (skin flakes) from pets or other animals, mold or tree pollen, the common cold, flu, environmental or chemical irritants (like the smell of perfume, soap, paint, aerosol sprays or indoor/outdoor air pollution).
Mr Chappell said: ``Signature has specialised in air fresheners for some time and, because the scents are not made from chemical irritants, many of our clients have been hospitals and care homes.
Generally, the condition is attributed to family heredity and stressors (including chemical irritants, heat and sweating, allergies, emotional stress, or infection.
Wal-Mart, like many stores of its sort that sell ``cheap stuff'' like manufactured plastic and synthetics, is chock full of chemical irritants.
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.
Canker sores in the mouth may be caused by bacteria or viruses, by chemical irritants such as alcohol and tobacco, or by gastric upset.

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