Tear gas is a chemical weapon that works by stimulating the nerves in the eyes, causing tears. Exposure to tear gas is painful for the victim and also often causes vomiting and even blindness. In addition to the impact on the victim(s), tear gas residue can also be absorbed into furniture, ventilation systems, ceilings, floors and many other areas close to the area where the tear gas was used. It can even seep into other areas through entry and exit points. Bio Recovery is a national leader in professional and thorough tear gas cleanup, serving those in the New York and surrounding areas.
Health Risks Associated With Tear Gas Exposure
Exposure to tear gas residue can cause significant health risks including:
- Skin irritation
- Pain/injury to the eyes, throat and nose
- Temporary blindness
- Respiratory problems
- Loss of motor control
- Long term exposure can lead to permanent liver and heart damage
- Risk of death in rare cases
Importance of Using a Professional for Tear Gas Cleanup
After a tear gas incident, it is extremely difficult to eliminate the residue from the affected environment to reduce the risk of any associated health risks. Professional tear gas decontamination is highly recommended for the safety of those who may come into contact with the area. Bio Recovery’s tear gas cleanup team is equipped with complete personal safety gear and works the area so that there is no chance of cross-contamination. We use air purifiers that eradicate all traces of tear gas and before we complete the process, we test the area to be sure that the decontamination process is successful. This process simply cannot be safely completed without a professional cleanup team.
Tear Gas Residue Cleaning NY
If you find yourself in need of a tear gas cleanup in the New York area, do not hesitate to call Bio Recovery at 1-888-752-5001 as soon as the first responders have cleared the scene. Our trained and certified cleanup team will respond to your needs immediately, sending an agent to the scene anytime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With more than 15 years of experience cleaning and sanitizing crime scenes and other biohazardous environments. Tear gas residue is no match for our team. We guarantee that we can restore the affected environment to safety so that you and your family can get back to normal, as soon as possible.