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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While the issue of Access Card continued to tear agents and PTML management apart at the Tin-Can end of the ports, the NPA in early June, threatened to drag to the Presidency, government agencies breaching the Presidential order on Ease of Doing Business at the port.