riot-control agent


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riot-control agent

[′rī·ət kən¦trōl ā·jənt]
(materials)
A chemical that produces temporary irritating or disabling effects when in contact with the eyes or when inhaled.
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The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), signed in 1993 by President Clinton, went even further by banning the military use of such riot-control agents as tear gas.
I can tell you that we have approved an export license for the shipment of US-manufactured nonlethal riot-control agents to the Egyptian government .
It is a vehicle-mounted instrument that can detect nerve, blister, and riot-control agents, as well as bacteria, viruses, and toxins as liquids or vapor and provide alarms.
Military forces have used riot-control agents, defoliants, and rubber bullets for decades.
Do hallucinogens and other psychotropic substances and chemical incapacitants qualify as toxic chemicals or riot-control agents under the Chemical Weapons Convention?