CS spray

Peters, Michael
June 2004
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p206
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A definition of the term "CS spray" is presented. It refers to a noxious powder that is used in aerosol form as a means of riot control. Also known as CS gas or tear gas, CS spray causes severe irritation of the eyes, airways and skin, nausea or vomiting, but its effects are short-lived, usually lasting for only a few minutes.


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