Hello there, welcome to foodart. Today we won’t talk about the nutrition content of any food, but instead we will be talking about how milk, baking soda mixture and water can help protect the eyes from tear gas effects.
Tear gas is any lachrymatory non- lethal chemical compound that causes the eyes to sting and water and also irritates the respiratory system ( English dictionary).
Tear gas is mostly used by the police forces on a crowd of people, during a protest when there is a tendency of violence, or actual violence.
Although, it is described as non- lethal tear gas could be dangerous or even deadly, due to prolonged exposure and constant inhaling of the unhealthy chemical, it can even lead to death.
3 Remedies for tear gas effects
Water: We will start with water because it’s the easiest to get and to apply. You could either use saline or tap water, bottle water included. Once tear gas gets to the eyes, the eyes immediately becomes irritated and hurts; the eyes become red and so it is advised, that water is used immediately if other suggestions are not available. Take water, open the eyelids, pour water and continue pouring, until the stinging stops, that means most of the tear gas has been washed off
Baking Soda: Baking soda is applied by mixing in water first. If you are to use a 50cl bottled water for example, 3 table spoons of Baking soda should be enough to stop the stinging.
Milk: Milk could also be used. Although to avoid later complications like bacteria infection, milk is not advised except you would be seeing the doctor immediately. Cold milk application could help calm stinking and pain but not for long, I would even advice one makes use of water instead.
Am a Nigerian and Nigeria is currently going through a tough period of being heard by our leaders. We need Police brutality to end and so while trying to make our voice heard, it’s also wise that we protect ourselves.