Accession Number:

ADA434991

Title:

Identification of CS-Derived Compounds Formed During Heat Dispersion of CS Riot Control Agent and the Temperature Ranges Associated with Their Formation

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD DEPT OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE AND BIOMETRICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

Background Military, correctional officer, and law enforcement personnel, are routinely exposed to 2-chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile CS during combat training, chemical protective mask confidence training, and riot control operations training. The public may be involuntarily exposed during rioting or civil disturbances. The potential exists for CS to form new compounds when dispersed by means of oxidizer-supported combustion of a chemical fuel from inside a canister.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE