Chapter 26. Riot Control Agents in Military Operations, Civil Disturbance Control and Potential Terrorist Activities, with Particular Reference to Peripheral Chemosensory Irritants

  1. Timothy C. Marrs OBE, MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath2,3,4,
  2. Robert L. Maynard CBE, FRCP, FRCPath5 and
  3. Frederick R. Sidell MD6
  1. Bryan Ballantyne

Published Online: 2 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch26

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

How to Cite

Ballantyne, B. (2007) Riot Control Agents in Military Operations, Civil Disturbance Control and Potential Terrorist Activities, with Particular Reference to Peripheral Chemosensory Irritants, in Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition (eds T. C. Marrs, R. L. Maynard and F. R. Sidell), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Edentox Associates, Pinehurst, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6AQ, UK

  2. 3

    National Poisons Information Service (Birmingham Centre) and West Midlands Poisons Unit, City Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK

  3. 4

    Lancashire School of Health and Postgraduate Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK

  4. 5

    Health Protection Agency, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RQ, UK

  5. 6

    US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5400, USA

Author Information

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Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470013595

Online ISBN: 9780470060032

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Keywords:

  • chemical agent use in peacekeeping operations;
  • riot control agents (RCAs);
  • peripheral chemosensory irritant (PCSI) chemicals;
  • aerosolization by thermal volatilization;
  • metabolism and toxicokinetics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Physical Procedures and Chemical Agents Used in Peacekeeping Operations

  • Methods for the Generation and Dispersal of Riot Control Agents

  • Biomedical Criteria for Evaluating Potential In-Use Human Health Hazards of Riot Control Agents

  • Assessment of the Effectiveness of Riot Control Procedures in the Context of Safety Considerations

  • Physiological, Harrassing and Incapaciting Effects of Peripheral Chemosensory Irritants

  • Specific Peripheral Chemosensory Irritants Considered for Use in Peacekeeping Operations

  • Causes of Injures and Mortalities in Peacekeeping Operations

  • Decontamination, First-Aid and Medical Management of Casualties from Peacekeeping Operations

  • References