Ban Tear Gas Now!

Stop using chemical weapons on citizens of any nation.

Tear Gas Exposure

Tear gas exposure is harmful, and others may be impacted by it more than you. Pregnant women, children, elderly, and those with immune deficiency disorders or other medical conditions (such as asthma) are especially prone to tear gas’ effects. If you are able to do so, assist others in seeking medical help. Even if you don’t immediately feel the effects, seek medical assistance quickly. Rinse your eyes and skin with cold water, and discard clothing that has been exposed as soon as possible. In some cases, water can actually reactivate the tear gas, which is why it is important to seek medical attention.

If you are pregnant, remain calm, but immediately leave the area. Tell others so that they can assist you. Get to the nearest emergency room and explain what has happened. Demand an ultrasound and a plan for follow-up care. Do not let a doctor brush off your exposure due to a lack of experience on his or her part. US Poison Control may state that at as long as you were in an open area, you probably are ok: this is not necessarily true.

If you are a police officer, please remember that innocent people may be harmed irreparably if you choose to use tear gas.

If you are a government official or concerned citizen, please join our efforts to ban CS gas and other chemical weapons.

Please share widely. If you would like to translate this into a foreign language so that this message can be more widely spread, email banteargasnow [at] hotmail [dot] com .

Suzanne

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2 thoughts on “Tear Gas Exposure

  1. Jeff Nguyen on said:

    This is valuable information and should be printed on the label of every tear gas canister. Not that the enforcers would bother reading it but it may make at least a few stop and think about what they’re doing.

  2. Reblogged this on No Mine! Studios and commented:
    While we try to keep politics off the studio page, there are certain events we cannot let pass by without comment. Our nation claims to provide the constitutional rights of freedom of assembly and speech, and yet protesters are met with tear gas and rubber bullets. People of Ferguson and other global revolutions, our thoughts are with you. Please share this information regarding tear gas exposure. It’s not a joke. Our studio is named for our daughter who’s here, but I don’t go a day without thinking about the child we lost to tear gas in 2011.

    Don’t let this violation of civil rights go on. We deserve the right to be heard as citizens of this world, regardless of race or socio-economic class.

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