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after-effects of chlorine gas poisoning

John C. Meakins

after-effects of chlorine gas poisoning

by John C. Meakins

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Published by s.n. in S.l .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gases -- Asphyxiating and poisonous.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby J. C. Meakins and J. C. Priestley.
    ContributionsPriestley, J. G.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination7p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18770427M

    To the Editor: The inhalation of the noxious fumes associated with the mixing of household cleaners can lead to pulmonary irritation and pneumonitis. Household ammonia (3 to 10 percent aqueous NH3). The After Effects of Chlorine Gas Poisoning * J. C. Meakins and J. G. Priestley * From the Medical Laboratory, 15 Canadian General (Duchess of Connaught Red Cross) Hospital, Taplow, Bucks.

      The worst chlorine gas accident in the country occurred in , when 18 freight train cars derailed and released , pounds of chlorine gas . Honeywell NL North by Chlorine/Mercury Vapors APR Cartridge for , , and Series Respirators, English, fl. oz, Plastic, 1" x 1" x 1" $ $ 99 FREE Shipping.

      Chlorine – NIOSH Resources Emergency Response Card: Information for First Responders Agent-specific identification, medical symptoms, prevention & personal protective equipment, fire fighting, sampling & analytical methods, decontamination, spillage disposal, packaging & . Chlorine is a yellow-green gas with a strong odor that ranks among the top 10 most common chemicals produced in the United States, as of Used during World War I as a chemical weapon, today its uses include disinfecting everything from tap water to industrial waste and sewage.


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After-effects of chlorine gas poisoning by John C. Meakins Download PDF EPUB FB2

Chlorine gas poisoning is an illness resulting from the effects of exposure to chlorine beyond the threshold limit value Signs and symptoms. The signs of acute chlorine gas poisoning are primarily respiratory, and include difficulty breathing and cough; listening to the lungs will generally Specialty: Emergency medicine.

The After Effects of Chlorine Gas Poisoning * J. Meakins and J. Priestley * From the Medical Laboratory, 15 Canadian General (Duchess of Connaught Red Cross) Hospital, Taplow, by:   Chlorine poisoning can have serious effects on the body. The outlook for recovery depends on the amount of chlorine touched, swallowed.

The ingress of gas vapors through the upper respiratory tract is called inhalation poisoning. Such poisoning can be obtained from any toxic gas - chlorine, ammonia, etc.

Symptoms of poisoning with chlorine and ammonia are similar: perspiration in the throat, coughing, choking, headache, lacrimation, skin irritation, chest pain, stomach.

Extracted from the book "Medical Diseases of the War" by Arthur Hurst, M.A., MD (Oxon), FRCP. Chapter X describes the effects of chlorine gas poisoning, the patient's symptoms, prognosis and the treatment advocated in Of interest is the treatment of cyanosis by bleeding. Acute gas poisoning symptoms usually involve the respiratory system.

These symptoms may include difficulty in breathing and coughing and abnormal crackling sounds in the lungs. When there is more chlorine than usual in swimming pool water, bathers can be exposed to ingesting the water.

Acute health effects after exposure to chlorine gas released after a train derailment. Am J Emerg Med. ; –7. doi: / [PMC free article] Mohan A, Kumar SN, Rao MH, Bollineni S, Manohar IC. Acute accidental exposure to chlorine gas: clinical presentation, pulmonary functions and outcomes.

Chlorine was the first gas used in chemical warfare during World War I. Exposure Mechanism. Because of widespread use of chlorine, spills can lead to exposure. At room temperature chlorine is a gas, making inhalation the likely route of exposure.

Other ways include eye or skin contact, or taking in food or water contaminated with chlorine. How chlorine works.

The extent of poisoning caused by chlorine depends on the amount of chlorine a person is exposed to, how the person was exposed, and the length of time of the exposure.

When chlorine gas comes into contact with moist tissues such as the eyes, throat, and lungs, an acid is produced that can damage these tissues.

Chlorine is a reactive gas used by humanity for over two centuries. Exposure to chlorine has occurred in a number of situations, including as a chemical warfare agent, in industrial and domestic exposures, and as a result of accidents and spills. The toxicology of chlorine is related almost entirely to effects in the respiratory system.

Chlorine poisoning is a condition in which one inhales chlorine gas or swallows liquid form of chlorine accidentally. This chemical reacts with water forming HCL (hydrochloric acid) which is poisonous.

Often chlorine poisoning cases occur due to ingestion of household items like bleaching powder and cleaners, that contain chlorine and not due. The prognosis of Chlorine Poisoning is dependent on the amount of substance consumed, Chapter X describes the effects of chlorine gas poisoning, the patient's symptoms, prognosis and the treatment advocated in Of interest is the treatment of cyanosis by bleeding.

[] See Etiology. Chlorine gas has also been used. Chlorine gas also affects the skin. Exposure can cause irritation, burning pain, inflammation, and blisters. It can also cause more severe symptoms such as severe burns that lead to cell death and the damage of tissues.

[1] Phosgene Gas The lung is the targeted organ when phosgene gas is used but it also effects other parts of the body. Chlorine Hazard Summary Chlorine is a commonly used household cleaner and disinfectant.

Chlorine is a potent irritant to the eyes, the upper respiratory tract, and lungs. Chronic (long-term) exposure to chlorine gas in workers has resulted in respiratory effects, including eye and throat irritation and airflow obstruction.

Chlorine species are highly reactive; tissue injury results from exposure to chlorine, hydrochloric acid, hypochlorous acid, or chloramines. Acute, high level exposure to chlorine gas in occupational or environmental settings results in a variety of dose-related lung effects ranging from respiratory mucus membrane irritation to pulmonary edema.

APPEARANCE: Greenish-yellow gas at room temperature; clear, amber-colored liquid under increased pressure or at temperatures below °F (°C).; DESCRIPTION: Chlorine is a toxic gas with corrosive is widely used as bleach in the manufacture of paper and cloth and in manufacturing solvents, pesticides, synthetic rubber, and refrigerants.

Chlorine is present in: Gas released when mixing bleach with some of the powdered cleansing products and ammonia (chloramine gas); Gas released when opening a partially filled industrial container of chlorine tablets that have been sitting for several months (for example, the first opening of a container after a pool has been closed all winter).

Chlorine is a naturally occurring element and, as part of the literal salt of the earth, very abundant. Humans have harnessed chlorine and most commonly use it for disinfecting purposes.

Unfortunately, chlorine's potential toxicity is not limited to mold and fungus and has actually been linked to serious health dangers for humans. Additional studies on chlorine toxicity in animals and, possibly, on human volunteers are needed to better define the health effects of chlorine gas exposure at –5 ppm, 24 h/d up to 7–10 d.

Long-term exposure data for humans and animals is needed to approximate a disabled submarine situation. OBJECTIVE Acute exposure to chlorine causes lung damage, and recovery may proceed slowly for several weeks.

The short term respiratory effects of acute chlorine inhalation during a swimming pool accident were examined. METHODS A total of subjects ( children, aged. Chlorine (Cl₂) is a greenish-yellow gas with a pungent, irritating odor.

Exposure to low levels of chlorine can result in nose, throat, and eye irritation. At higher levels, breathing chlorine gas may result in changes in breathing rate and coughing, and damage to the lungs.

Additional symptoms of exposure to chlorine can be severe. Chlorine Poisoning Treatment. If there is a case of chlorine poisoning, nearby people are supposed to seek medical help immediately and follow the first aid instructions.

If the substance has entered the eyes, it is essential to flush the eyes with a lot of water. Inhalation of the chlorine gas is a serious problem. J.M. Willhite Last Modified Date: J Chlorine poisoning takes place when the chemical chlorine is swallowed, inhaled, or otherwise internalized in the body.

Used to prevent the growth of bacteria, chlorine is utilized as a commercial and industrial disinfectant, most commonly in swimming pools and water treatment facilities.