August 17, 2020
“There are a couple of different types of tear gas,” says Leigh Vinocur, MD, a spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The more common ones contain chloroacetophenone (CN) or chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile (CS), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Another one contains capsaicin, the compound in pepper spray, says Dr. Vinocur
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