Tear Gas is an Addicting Chemical
90 views•Feb 3, 2015
I have no laboratory proof. Only my own testimonial of my experience with the agent. Also through my observations from my chemical agent instructor's behavior in my POST training. I do have a masters in Sociology.
When people are traumatized. I have been exposed to tear gas. I know how it affects a person. I have experienced it first hand several times. It is no fun. 5-10 minutes of pure agony. Water does squat for the relief of tear gas. BUT you always see people using it . Fresh air is the only and best way to rid of the pain of tear gas. Tear gas is an oil based product. Not warer soluable.
So now to think, are protesters habitual creatures. With the AGENT.
Assumed to be 2-chloroacetophenone, a common active component in tear gas. A white crystalline solid with a floral odor. Insoluble in water. Soluble in acetone, benzene and carbon disulfide. Melting point 133°F (56°C). Strong irritant to eyes and tissue as gas or liquid.
Turkey imported 628 tons of teargas and pepper spray in 12 years – report
Info and Data on CS Gas, Tear Gas.