A woman suffers from the immediate effects of tear gas, but what impact can the chemical irritant have in the longer term? Photo: AP

Tear gas is painful, irritating and can lead to a breakout of rashes. How worried should Hongkongers be?

  • Prolonged use of tear gas in Hong Kong protests raises questions about risks
  • Children, the elderly, hospital patients among those affected by tear gas
Topic |   City Weekend

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A woman suffers from the immediate effects of tear gas, but what impact can the chemical irritant have in the longer term? Photo: AP
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An elderly woman drags a trolley load of cardboard for recycling in front of a police water cannon vehicle in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

Poor, disabled, old: the forgotten voices of the Hong Kong protests

  • Many Hongkongers have been affected by clashes between anti-government protesters and police in the past six months
  • But those hit the hardest – the poor, disabled, elderly and ethnic minority members – often struggle in silence, as hard lives get even harder
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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An elderly woman drags a trolley load of cardboard for recycling in front of a police water cannon vehicle in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
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