a. In practically all cases it is sufficient to take the patient into fresh air where the symptoms will soon disappear. Clothing should be changed. If symptoms persist the eyes, mouth and skin may be washed with water (and with soap in the case of the skin). Oil based lotions should not be used. Skin decontaminants containing bleach should not be used, but should be reserved for more dangerous contamination (e.g., vesicants or nerve agents); bleach reacts with CS to form a combination which is more irritant to the skin than CS alone. Chest discomfort can usually be relieved by reassurance.
CS hydrolyses more rapidly in alkaline solutions and an acceptable skin decontamination solution is 6.7% sodium bicarbonate, 3.3% sodium carbonate and 0.1% benzalkonium chloride.
a. Eyes. Ordinarily the eye effects are self limiting and require no treatment. If large particles or droplets of agent have entered the eye, treatment as for corrosive materials may be required. Prompt irrigation with copious amounts of water is the best treatment for solid CS in the eye. After complete decontamination corticosteroid eye preparations may be used. Patients who have been heavily exposed must be observed for possible development of corneal opacity and iritis.
Skin. Early erythema and stinging sensation (up to 1 hour), especially in warm moist skin areas, are usually transient and require no treatment. Inflammation and blistering similar to sunburn may occur after heavy or prolonged exposure, especially in fair skin. Acute contact dermatitis should be managed initially in the same way as any other acute dermatitis. Corticosteroid cream or calamine lotion may be applied to treat existing dermatitis or to limit delayed erythema. Oozing may be treated with wet dressings of 1 in 40 aluminium acetate solution for 30 minutes three times daily. A topical steroid should follow the wet dressing immediately. Secondary infection is treated with appropriate antibiotics. Significant pruritus can be treated with calamine lotion or corticosteroid preparations. If blisters develop these should be treated as any other second degree burn. c. Respiratory Tract. In the rare event of pulmonary effects from massive exposure, evacuation is required. Management is the same as that for lung damaging agents (Chapter 4). Course and Prognosis.
Most personnel affected by riot control agents require no medical attention and casualties are rare.
Human Rights Petition: Australian Parliament: Protect Julian Assange from being extradited. | Change.org
If Julian Assange created Wikileaks to change the world, then we as supporters can change this injustice.
As an American supporter, I believe that if Julian Assange has taught us anything is honesty and transparency to organizations, both corporate and political. This case completely shows the abuse of human rights and the law system and has to be changed.
All supporters from all over the world, including Australian supporters, we must take immediate action towards this from happening.
Professors blogg: Sweden will grant extradition of Assange to the US. If not stopped by international political pressure
USA will certainly seek the extradition of Julian Assange. A US Grand Jury investigation, preparing aggravating charges on espionage against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, has been on-going in Washington since last year . Such charges, most likely in connection with the Wikileaks Pentagon-disclosures, would entail for Julian Assange “up to ten-years in a maximum security prison”, according to legal experts. In the meanwhile, a recurrent misconception - or deliberately misinformation - published in the international media, is to consider the deportation of Julian Assange from Sweden to the USA as, statistically speaking, “highly unlikely”. But facts reveal the contrary: Regarding the open extradition requests from the USA, Sweden has granted such extradition in the TOTAL OF CASES in which the prisoner was in Swedish territory.
Resisting the regime must have required quite a bit of courage… Yes, but I had always been against Ben Ali. I became even more opposed to his regime after the Wikileaks revelations. These cables were about the president’s family, its corruption, its amassed wealth. Besides, freedom of speech is fundamental in life, one cannot live without it, pretty much like water actually.
Demo @ The Royal Courts Of Justice in support of Julian Assange #wikileaks #Assange
News about the judgement of the appeal have finally surfaced, and we’re pleased to tell you that the High Court will deliver the judgement on the 2nd November (Wednesday). The hearing will start at 9:45, so if you feel that you can make it by then, by all means do.
The nearest underground station to the Royal Courts Of Justice is Temple. For directions on how to get there, we recommend using TFL. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/
So come on down and support Julian with your voice, banners, posters and anything else you can conjure up. However, it doesn’t really matter if you don’t have a poster or a banner; just you being there is enough. We really need all the support we can get on this one.
And as always, please do not RSVP as ‘attending’ if you are supporting in spirit. While the thought is very much appreciated, we need to know the approximate number of people who are actually going to attend.