Experimental Injuries of the Eye Caused by a Tear Gas Pen Gun Loaded with Ortho-Chlorobenzalmalononitrile

    Volume 17, Issue 4 (October 1972)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 8


    Stahl, CJ
    Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.

    Ayers, KM
    Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.

    (Received 31 March 1972; accepted 9 June 1972)

    Abstract

    The wounding effects and lesions of the eye resulting from tear gas pen guns and other tear gas devices have been reported recently [1,2,3]. The tear gas devices, however, were usually loaded with chloroacetophenone (CN). Recent articles [4,5] describe the eye lesions resulting from spraying a solution of ortho-chlorobenzalmalononitrile (CS) into the eyes of rabbits and man. Eye injuries caused by the discharge of tear gas pen guns loaded with CS, however, have not been considered previously, and a review of the medical literature disclosed no reports of injuries of this type.


    Paper ID: JFS10143J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10143J

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