A bystander finds himself caught in cloud of tear gas fired by the police at protesters in Sham Shui Po on August 14. Photo: Winson Wong

‘Non-lethal’ tear gas should not be taken lightly – it can have serious health effects

  • Apart from its impact on the eyes, tear gas can cause acute respiratory illnesses and even death if people are exposed to it in enclosed spaces or in high concentrations
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A bystander finds himself caught in cloud of tear gas fired by the police at protesters in Sham Shui Po on August 14. Photo: Winson Wong
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