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Chlorine Poisoning

Chlorine Overdose


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  • The activity tests revealed that both catalysts presented an excellent activity in catalytic destruction of CB showing 90% conversion below 210 C.[pubs.rsc.org]
  • Clinical presentation Inhalation of chlorine gas. Symptoms are rapid in onset owing to the relatively high water solubility of chlorine. Immediate burning of the eyes, nose, and throat occurs, accompanied by coughing.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]
Pain
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to dangerous levels of the chemical can cause blurred vision; burning pain, redness and blisters on the skin; a burning sensation in the nose, throat and eyes; coughing; chest tightness; difficulty[eu.usatoday.com]
  • With more concentrated solutions, serious esophageal and gastric burns may occur, and victims often have dysphagia, drooling, and severe throat, chest, and abdominal pain. Hematemesis and perforation of the esophagus or stomach may occur.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]
  • At 30 ppm and beyond, there is immediate chest pain, shortness of breath, and cough. At approximately 40–60 ppm, a toxic pneumonitis and/or acute pulmonary edema can develop.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • However, they can still cause a great deal of pain.[carewellurgentcare.com]
Physician
  • .— Untoward effects stemming from the mixing of common household cleaners may include acute chlorine poisoning, a fact evidently better known to housewives than to physicians, and emphasized more in ladies' magazines than in scientific publications. 1[jamanetwork.com]
Burning Pain
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to dangerous levels of the chemical can cause blurred vision; burning pain, redness and blisters on the skin; a burning sensation in the nose, throat and eyes; coughing; chest tightness; difficulty[eu.usatoday.com]
Falling
  • From the filthy and falling apart rooms to the disgusting pool, I feel as though I was ripped off. Entirely too expensive to stay at even for a cheap motel.[tripadvisor.com]
Disability
  • View Complete Story NewsOK has disabled the comments for this article.[oklahoman.com]
Cough
  • My son complained while leaving that the slide was "toxic" and when inside it, it made his eyes burn and him cough.[tripadvisor.com]
  • Immediate burning of the eyes, nose, and throat occurs, accompanied by coughing. Wheezing also may occur, especially in patients with preexisting bronchospastic disease.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]
  • At 30 ppm and beyond, there is immediate chest pain, shortness of breath, and cough. At approximately 40–60 ppm, a toxic pneumonitis and/or acute pulmonary edema can develop.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to dangerous levels of the chemical can cause blurred vision; burning pain, redness and blisters on the skin; a burning sensation in the nose, throat and eyes; coughing; chest tightness; difficulty[eu.usatoday.com]
Respiratory Distress
  • The parents who were not swimming but observing also experienced chlorine poisoning in the form of irritated eyes and respiratory distress.[tripadvisor.com]
Stridor
  • With serious exposure, upper airway swelling may rapidly cause airway obstruction, preceded by croupy cough, hoarseness, and stridor. With massive exposure, noncardiogenic pulmonary edema (chemical pneumonitis) may also occur.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]
Hoarseness
  • With serious exposure, upper airway swelling may rapidly cause airway obstruction, preceded by croupy cough, hoarseness, and stridor. With massive exposure, noncardiogenic pulmonary edema (chemical pneumonitis) may also occur.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]
Sneezing
  • There will generally be sneezing, nose irritation, burning sensation, and throat irritation. There may also be skin irritation or chemical burns and eye irritation or conjunctivitis.[en.wikipedia.org]
Vomiting
  • We made our children leave the pool once one of them complained of feeling like he needed to vomit. The parents who were not swimming but observing also experienced chlorine poisoning in the form of irritated eyes and respiratory distress.[tripadvisor.com]
  • […] blurred vision; burning pain, redness and blisters on the skin; a burning sensation in the nose, throat and eyes; coughing; chest tightness; difficulty breathing or shortness of breath; fluid in the lungs that may be delayed for a few hours; nausea and vomiting[eu.usatoday.com]
  • A person with chlorine gas poisoning may also have nausea, vomiting, or a headache. [1] [2] [3] Chronic exposure to relatively low levels of chlorine gas may cause pulmonary problems like acute wheezing attacks, chronic cough with phlegm, and asthma.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Symptoms of chlorine poisoning While cases are usually few and far between, chlorine poisoning has a few telltale signs that you should be on the lookout for: Sudden onset of nausea and vomiting Burning sensation in throat Itchy eyes Difficulty or shallow[carewellurgentcare.com]
Nausea
  • […] can cause blurred vision; burning pain, redness and blisters on the skin; a burning sensation in the nose, throat and eyes; coughing; chest tightness; difficulty breathing or shortness of breath; fluid in the lungs that may be delayed for a few hours; nausea[eu.usatoday.com]
  • A person with chlorine gas poisoning may also have nausea, vomiting, or a headache. [1] [2] [3] Chronic exposure to relatively low levels of chlorine gas may cause pulmonary problems like acute wheezing attacks, chronic cough with phlegm, and asthma.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Symptoms of chlorine poisoning While cases are usually few and far between, chlorine poisoning has a few telltale signs that you should be on the lookout for: Sudden onset of nausea and vomiting Burning sensation in throat Itchy eyes Difficulty or shallow[carewellurgentcare.com]
Hematemesis
Abdominal Pain
  • With more concentrated solutions, serious esophageal and gastric burns may occur, and victims often have dysphagia, drooling, and severe throat, chest, and abdominal pain. Hematemesis and perforation of the esophagus or stomach may occur.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]
Dysphagia
  • With more concentrated solutions, serious esophageal and gastric burns may occur, and victims often have dysphagia, drooling, and severe throat, chest, and abdominal pain. Hematemesis and perforation of the esophagus or stomach may occur.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]
Chest Pain
  • At 30 ppm and beyond, there is immediate chest pain, shortness of breath, and cough. At approximately 40–60 ppm, a toxic pneumonitis and/or acute pulmonary edema can develop.[en.wikipedia.org]
Drooling
  • With more concentrated solutions, serious esophageal and gastric burns may occur, and victims often have dysphagia, drooling, and severe throat, chest, and abdominal pain. Hematemesis and perforation of the esophagus or stomach may occur.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]
Blurred Vision
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to dangerous levels of the chemical can cause blurred vision; burning pain, redness and blisters on the skin; a burning sensation in the nose, throat and eyes; coughing; chest tightness; difficulty[eu.usatoday.com]
Eye Irritation
  • There may also be skin irritation or chemical burns and eye irritation or conjunctivitis.[en.wikipedia.org]
Flushing
  • Provoked by a stubborn stain unresponsive to soap, she had emptied into the tub about a half gallon of undiluted Clorox (an aqueous solution of 5.25% sodium hypochlorite) and thereupon added most of a can of Sani-Flush, a dry powder for cleaning toilets[jamanetwork.com]
  • […] chest radiography, electrocardiogram (ECG), pulmonary function testing, and laryngoscopy or bronchoscopy. [3] Treatment [ edit ] There is no antidote for chlorine poisoning; management is supportive after evacuating people from the site of exposure and flushing[en.wikipedia.org]
Blister
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to dangerous levels of the chemical can cause blurred vision; burning pain, redness and blisters on the skin; a burning sensation in the nose, throat and eyes; coughing; chest tightness; difficulty[eu.usatoday.com]
Distractibility
  • More: 'Brain-eating amoeba' kills 29-year-old; CDC testing Texas pool for parasite More: Child drownings linked to phone-distracted parents who fail to look up Chlorine is commonly used in swimming pools to kill harmful bacteria.[eu.usatoday.com]
Irritability
  • Diagnosis is based on a history of exposure and description of the typical irritating odor, accompanied by irritative or corrosive effects on the eyes, skin, or upper respiratory or GI tract. Specific levels are not available.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]
  • There will generally be sneezing, nose irritation, burning sensation, and throat irritation. There may also be skin irritation or chemical burns and eye irritation or conjunctivitis.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • The parents who were not swimming but observing also experienced chlorine poisoning in the form of irritated eyes and respiratory distress.[tripadvisor.com]
  • First, contact with the skin can cause irritation similar to a burning sensation.[carewellurgentcare.com]
Burning Sensation
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to dangerous levels of the chemical can cause blurred vision; burning pain, redness and blisters on the skin; a burning sensation in the nose, throat and eyes; coughing; chest tightness; difficulty[eu.usatoday.com]
  • There will generally be sneezing, nose irritation, burning sensation, and throat irritation. There may also be skin irritation or chemical burns and eye irritation or conjunctivitis.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • First, contact with the skin can cause irritation similar to a burning sensation.[carewellurgentcare.com]
Headache
  • A person with chlorine gas poisoning may also have nausea, vomiting, or a headache. [1] [2] [3] Chronic exposure to relatively low levels of chlorine gas may cause pulmonary problems like acute wheezing attacks, chronic cough with phlegm, and asthma.[en.wikipedia.org]

Treatment

  • According to the CDC, there is no antidote for chlorine exposure, and treatment involves supportive care such as inhaled breathing treatments. Difficulty breathing was among one of the initial symptoms reported at the scene.[eu.usatoday.com]
  • Treatment Emergency and supportive measures Inhalation of chlorine gas Immediately give humidified supplemental oxygen.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]
  • Sixty-seven persons were injured. [1] [12] In Nigeria, eight people died in a July 2015 explosion of a chlorine gas storage tank at a water treatment plant in Jos. [13] In July 2017, in Iran, at least 475 people, including nine firemen, suffered respiratory[en.wikipedia.org]
  • As long as you understand the warning signs and symptoms of chlorine poisoning, though, you should be able to go straight to a CareWell urgent care center for prompt and affordable treatments.[carewellurgentcare.com]

Epidemiology

  • Smoking or pre-existing lung conditions like asthma appear to increase the risk of long term complications. [1] Epidemiology [ edit ] In 2014, the American Association of Poison Control Centers reported that about 6000 exposures to chlorine gas in the[en.wikipedia.org]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Prevention

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to dangerous levels of the chemical can cause blurred vision; burning pain, redness and blisters on the skin; a burning sensation in the nose, throat and eyes; coughing; chest tightness; difficulty[eu.usatoday.com]
  • This article incorporates public domain material from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document "Public Health Consequences from Hazardous Substances Acutely Released During Rail Transit --- South Carolina, 2005; Selected States, 1999--2004[en.wikipedia.org]
  • By taking a first aid course you will learn to preserve life, prevent further harm and promote recovery. Our courses are the most competitively priced programs in the Lower Mainland, with quality instructors and convenient locations in each region.[vancouverfirstaid.ca]

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