How Tear Gas Damages Lungs

How Tear Gas Damages Lungs

How Tear Gas Damages Lungs

06/04/20

“How can tear gas damage lungs?”

 

Although it’s ethicality is contested, tear gas is often used in crowd control situations to break up protests. Being composed of noxious compounds, inhalation of the smoke can irritate the linings of the lungs and lead to health complications such as wheezing, coughing, and choking, and even diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Individuals with Asthma or other respiratory complications are especially at risk and may need to seek immediate medical attention. This is How Tear Gas Damages Lungs.

 

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