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Chlorine Gas

Symptoms? Fatal dosing? Mechanism? Treatment?

  • Humans can smell at 3 ppm, this causes mild mucus membrane
  • As concentration increases, smell strength increases, which is associated with worse lung injury
  • -@400 ppm; 30 minutes is fatal, @>1000ppm, instantly fatal.
  • Creates HOCl leading to direct injury of the lung tissue
  • Supportive, nebulized Bicarb is a safe approach

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