Injuries after use of the lacrimatory agent chloroacetophenone in a confined space

Arch Environ Health. May-Jun 1982;37(3):182-6. doi: 10.1080/00039896.1982.10667560.

Abstract

When the lacrimatory agent chloroacetophenone was released into 44 prisoner cells, 8 prisoners required hospitalization and 20 more received outpatient physician care for injuries. Contact with water contributed to the injuries caused by chloroacetophenone, but prolonged exposure in a confined space was probably the principal cause of morbidity. In a confined space the lacrimatory agent chloroacetophenone is relatively toxic.

MeSH terms

  • Burns, Chemical / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prisoners
  • omega-Chloroacetophenone / poisoning*

Substances

  • omega-Chloroacetophenone