Chemical irritants can cause severe injury, permanent disabilities, and in rare cases, death. Children, the elderly and those with chronic diseases are more vulnerable to the effects of chemical irritants. People with preexisting respiratory conditions such as asthma are likely to need medical attention and may sometimes require hospitalization or even ventilation support. Skin exposure to CS may cause chemical burns or induce allergic contact dermatitis. When people are hit at close range or are severely exposed, eye injuries involving scarring of the cornea can lead to a permanent loss in visual acuity.
In case of accidental discharge or exposure to chemical irritants seek medical assistance immediately.
- Supply fresh air; consult a doctor in case of complaints.
- Provide oxygen treatment if affected person has difficulty breathing.
AFTER SKIN CONTACT:
- Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly.
- If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention.
AFTER EYE CONTACT:
- Remove contact lenses if worn.
- Rinse opened eye(s) for several minutes under running water. If symptoms persist, consult a doctor.
- Rinse out mouth and then drink plenty of water.
- Do not induce vomiting; immediately call for medical help.
MOST IMPORTANT SYMPTOMS AND EFFECTS, BOTH ACUTE AND DELAYED:
- May cause respiratory irritation.
- Breathing difficulty.
- Causes eye irritation.
- Allergic reactions.
- DANGER: Suspected of causing cancer. Route of exposure: Inhalation.
INDICATION OF ANY IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION AND SPECIAL TREATMENT NEEDED:
- Treat symptomatically.
- Contains N-vanillylnonanamide. May produce an allergic reaction