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Learned From Student Demonstrations, The Right Way To Protect Yourself From TEAR GAS

Students demonstration in front of the Parliament Building that took place on Tuesday (9/24/2019) ended in chaos. The Police fired the tear gas.

Learned From Student Demonstrations, The Right Way To Protect Yourself From TEAR GAS
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The police threw the tear gas during riots in demonstration at front of the DPR / MPR Building, Jalan Gatot Subroto, Senayan, Central Jakarta, Tuesday (9/24/2019) evening. (KOMPAS.com/GARRY LOTULUNG) 

TRIBUNBATAM.id -  Students demonstration in front of the Parliament Building that took place on Tuesday (9/24/2019) ended in chaos. To dispel the students, the police also fired the tear gas

Due to exposure of the tear gas, a number of students fell. They complained of shortness of breath, coughing, weakness and dizziness. 

Not only students, residents were also affected by the tear gas that carried by the wind and fired directly around their residential area. 

In the early morning (9/25/2019), the tear gas was released right in front of the large gate of Kompas Gramedia II Building and made the residents and journalists in front of the office was scattered. 

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The right way to protect yourself from the tear gas

Tuesday (9/24/2019), toothpaste cannot be used to prevent the effects of the tear gas. Its application can only cooling the area around the eyes, but instead of risks that entering the eye and causing the adverse effects. 

Reporting from the International News Safety Institute website, rather than using the toothpaste, the most appropriate way to protect yourself from the exposure of tear gas is using a gas mask or respirator. 

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The second best option after the respirator was an escape hood. This is a safety device that can filter the air and is usually used when there is a fire or chemical emission accident. 

Conversely, there are some myths that are believed to prevent the effects of the tear gas, but in fact, that are useless, such as applying toothpaste under the eyes. 

Here are some of them: 

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Penulis: Lia Sisvita Dinatri
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