Why don't we get fire fighters or the military to come in and shoot the Michael Brown protesters and rioters with fire hoses?
Neon is a noble gas and is very unreactive, but when handling pure elements it is always advised to wear safety goggles and gloves.
No, it is not mandatory to carry a face mask/shield.
Most likely all of those charges are on you. like the man said, the landlord didn't know it was going to happen. That is what renters insurance is for.