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Format: 04/23/2014
Format: 04/23/2014


WPXI-TV; Tear gas dangers at G-20

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Tear gas is used as crowd control. It was used at the WTO protests in Seattle in 1999.

Pittsburgh Police aren’t saying if officers will use it during G-20 protests, but if it is used , it can cause severe symptoms.

According to doctors at Allegheny General Hospital, it could cause more than just eye and throat irritation.

Fred Harchelroad, an emergency physician at AGH said, “Anyone who has an underlying condition whether its asthma or COPD could be at risk for worsening of those symptoms.”

If you wear contact lenses you could be in for more trouble.

To read more, visit the WPXI-TV web site.

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