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Chloroacetophenone (Tear Gas) Print E-mail

Dr. Kennedy Chloroacetophenone is tear gas, a riot control agent which belongs to a class of agents known as control agents. Chloroacetophenone (CN), chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile (CS), chloropicrin (PS), bromobenzylcyanide (CA), dibenzoxazepine (CR), and combinations of these chemicals are employed as tear gas agents. Although CN and CS are the most commonly used agents, many other tear gas agents have been used worldwide. Most exposures are inhalational, ocular, or dermal and typically lead to complaints of eye, nose, and throat irritation; hacking cough; suffocation or choking sensation; and dyspnea. Although unlikely, high-dose exposures in an enclosed space may lead to the development of airway edema, noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, and possibly respiratory arrest and death.



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