What to Do If You’re Exposed to Tear Gas

From protecting yourself to protecting others: everything you need to know

Popular Science
Nov 20 · 11 min read
A protester throws back tear gas fired by riot police in the Cheung Sha Wan area on August 11, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Photo: Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images

By Sandra Gutierrez G.

Anyone who has ever followed the news knows peaceful protests and demonstrations can quickly turn into dangerous affairs. When this happens, the result is nearly always the same: protesters get stuck in a thick, choking…

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