Alternate Title: CDC: Riot Control Agents
This webpage is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The webpage provides information and resources on Bromobenzylcyanide (riot control agents). Sections of the webpage include: "Info for the General Public" and "Info for Professionals". "[...] Riot control agents (sometimes referred to as "tear gas") are chemical compounds that temporarily make people unable to function by causing irritation to the eyes, mouth, throat, lungs, and skin. [...] Several different compounds are considered to be riot control agents. The most common compounds are known as chloroacetophenone (CN) and chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile (CS). Other examples include chloropicrin (PS), which is also used as a fumigant (that is, a substance that uses fumes to disinfect an area); bromobenzylcyanide (CA); dibenzoxazepine (CR); and combinations of various agents."
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/