Protection at Protests
Encountering Tear Gas
PLEASE NOTE: info here is for use in the absence of a healthcare professional only. Seek professional care ASAP as needed!
Minimize possible skin exposure by covering up as much as possible.
Cover your face with a clean, wet bandana to protect it.
If u see a gascan coming toward u or get a warning, put on protective gear; try 2 move away or get upwind.
If you have a mask or respirator, use it to protect your face and to reduce the effect of fumes
Try to STAY CALM. Panicking increases the irritation. Breathe slowly.
If you are exposed: Blow your nose, rinse your mouth, cough and spit. Try not to swallow.
Skin – Flush the skin with lots of soap & water
Clothes–Remove quickly; wash body w/soap&water. Cut clothing away instead of pulling it over your head
Clothes– Use gloves or sticks 2 pick up clothes & place in a sealed plastic bag for disposal
Lungs – Medications 4 treating asthma such as bronchodilators &steroids may help ease breathing.
Eyes – Eyeglasses should be washed with soap and water before putting them back on
Do Not Panic. The effects of exposure, though painful, are temporary.
Info here is 4 in absence of a MD only. Specific care from a dr must be sought ASAP!
Thank you Lady_jail on Twitter
Unfortunately its not in color but it will give some idea of areas on the body, that riot control police will target.
Knowledge is power!!!!!