Letters Exposure to CS gas

Guidance needed on secondary effects of CS gas on staff

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1189 (Published 02 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1189
  1. Nakul Kain, clinical fellow in burns and plastic surgery1,
  2. Anuj Mishra, registrar in plastic surgery1,
  3. M I James, consultant in burns, plastics and reconstructive surgery1
  1. 1Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Merseyside L35 5DR
  1. nakulkain{at}hotmail.com

    We agree with Carron and colleagues that tear gas, especially chlorobenzylidene malononitrile (CS gas), has multiple effects.1 We encountered a case in which a 27 year old man was sprayed with CS gas by police. He sustained mixed thickness burns to his face, trunk, and upper arms and was managed by isolation in …

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