How Tear Gas Affects Your Body

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Reactions Science Videos | June 18, 2020

2-Chlorobenzalmalononitrile, better known as CS gas, is one of the most common tear gases used in the United States today, but did you know it’s not actually a gas? We break down how it works, a bit of its history and the best ways to recover if you’re hit with it. A reminder: We’re not doctors! Please contact yours with any concerns.

Tear gas (CS)

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