If you are exposed, the effects of Counter Assault are temporary. The effects should dissipate within approximately 30 to 45 minutes. To relieve the discomfort of the individual who has been exposed. flush any exposed areas including eyes with large quantities of water. As soon as possible, the affected person should be removed from the contaminated area and placed in a fresh-air environment. First aid instructions are printed on each Counter Assault Bear Deterrent label.