Tear Gas

1. Tear gas is an extremely strong irritant that attacks the mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, mouth, and lungs, causing tearing of the eyes, cramping of the eyelids, and coughing. Irritation usually last 15 30 minutes after exposure is ceased. Even though symptoms are temporary, Tear gas can be life threatening.

2. Tear gas is most notably recognized as a substance used by the police to control riots and or combative crowds. Since Tear gas is a stable, white, and solid substance at room temperature, police enforcement launch the tear gas in the form of aerosol.

3. There are three different types of tear gas that one can buy. These include: Chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile (CS), Chloroacetophenone (CN), and Dibenz (b, f) 1, 4 Oxazepine (CR).

4. Since CS was found to be stronger but easier to decompose than CN and CR, CS is more commonly used domestically and internationally.

5. Austin Air filters have a high capacity for this particular substance and will provide a good service adsorbing the Tear gas from the environment.

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