riot control agent


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riot control agent

Any chemical, that is not listed in the Chemical Weapons Convention, which can produce rapidly in humans sensory irritate or disabling physical effects which disappear within a short time following termination of exposure. See also chemical warfare.
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military has used CS as their standard riot control agent for operations and training since 1959 (Blain, 2003; Olajos & Salem, 2001).
The individual riot control agent disperser has been changed from Federal Supply Class V (ammunition) to Class II (individual equipment).
By the 1950s, the base was known as the Chemical Defence Experimental Establishment and had become involved in the development of CS gas as a riot control agent.