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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Of immediate interest, in terms of the current discussion of NLW, is the ban on the use of non-lethal Riot Control Agents (RCA) as a weapon of war, which are included in the Chemical Weapons Convention.
3) The CWC provides some leeway in this regard by allowing for the use of one type of non-lethal chemical weapons, Riot Control Agents (RCAs), in law enforcement.
military has used CS as their standard riot control agent for operations and training since 1959 (Blain, 2003; Olajos & Salem, 2001).
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.
These are the individual riot control agent disperser (M39) and trainer (M40), the vehicle lightweight arresting device, an expandable baton, a family of restraints--strap cinch, full body restraint and disposable tri-fold--and the advanced XM26E Taser.
When inhaled, the riot control agent causes breathing difficulties, skin irritation and the eyes to sting.