Here's a study on the effectiveness of water, maalox, milk, baby shampoo, and lidocaine for your eyeballs after pepper spray.
They're all the same effectiveness.
But water doesn't mark protestors, and no one is allergic to it.
@Cyborgneticz worth noting that the study linked didn't study effects on eyeballs, but on skin. Hard to judge without access to the full article but from the abstract, it sounds like none of the treatments helped after the subject rinsed themselves off.
@Cyborgneticz Also, none of them really helped, since only time made a significant difference.
@leth If you look at the abstract you can see that they have time as the only effective measure.
@leth I think you're confusing treatment with exposure. If you read the results section again, I'm pretty sure it refers to time after exposure, not treatment. I don't see how else to read it, since there was no interaction between time and treatment.
@leth Okay. I'm pretty confident in my ability to read scientific abstracts, but feel free to read the whole paper if you want to be sure. My interest in discussing research methodology with strangers is spent. Have a good day!
@leth @jaranta Can you link me those studies? I don't mean this in an aggressive manner, but I'd like to have them and share them with folks.
To be clear finding this article came out of a debate that milk is better and more effective than water, so in finding it I was more interested in finding something that talked about milk and water.
@jaranta I didn't see a problem with that because time is always the determining factor and you use the substances just for immediate aid in seeing/cleaning out your mouth
The issue with none of the treatments working in the experiment is that if any treatments do help, then that means they didn't test the treatment correctly — and their conclusions won't generalize to people who are using the treatments correctly.
@octopus this isnt an issue to me because people mix treatments so people will use water and then MAALOX after. An additional study would be good and we need more studies of decontamination
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