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Inhalation of Bromine Gas


Presentation

  • The chemicals are presented alphabetically and classified as a carcinogen, hazardous substance, hazardous waste, or toxic pollutant.[books.google.com]
  • For the present, therefore, the prices on this Catalogue are those at which our books can generally be furnished by booksellers, who can readily procure for their customers any which they may not have on hand.[books.google.com]
  • Because of the potential for industrial and transportation accidents to release of large amounts of Br2 in populated areas, Br2 presents a clear and present danger to public health.[grantome.com]
  • Most of the concentrations of bromine present in the majority of applications are perfectly harmless to humans.[healthyliving.azcentral.com]
  • […] with (as compared to, say, modern nerve gasses), didn't have that much chlorine in them, and probably breathing through a urine-soaked rag with its very small amount of ammonia would have acted to filter out the very small amount of chlorine that was present[boards.straightdope.com]
Weakness
  • الصفحة 147 - The patient lay immoveablc upon his back in a state of great weakness and pros1854.] Practical Medicine, 279 tration ; there was no appetite. The lower lobe of the left lung was impervious to air.[books.google.com]
  • […] yellow, or green mucus Cough producing blood or frothy pink matter in the saliva Nausea or abdominal pain Chest pain Shortness of breath Painful breathing or pleuritis (an inflammation of the outside covering of the lungs) Headache Flu -like symptoms Weakness[webmd.com]
  • Although the Germans succeeded in seizing control of a significant portion of the salient the Allies nevertheless managed to re-form a continuous line, though in parts it remained dangerously weak.[firstworldwar.com]
Swelling
  • Immediate evaluation in a hospital's emergency department is necessary for treating the following conditions: Unconsciousness Cyanosis -- A blue discoloration of the mouth or skin Difficulty breathing Sudden change of voice Mouth or throat swelling Chest[webmd.com]
  • […] pain Nausea Vomiting (may contain blood) HEART AND BLOOD Collapse Low blood pressure that develops rapidly Too much or too little acid in the blood -- leads to organ damage LUNGS AND AIRWAYS Breathing difficulty (from breathing in the substance) Throat swelling[medlineplus.gov]
  • Ingestion of liquid can cause death due to circulatory collapse and asphyxiation from swelling of the respiratory tract. The lowest oral lethal dose reported for humans is 14 mg/kg.[cameochemicals.noaa.gov]
Physician
  • ELLIS (BENJAMIN), MD THE MEDICAL FORMULARY : being a Collection of Prescriptions, derived from the writings and practice of many of the most eminent physicians of America and Europe.[books.google.com]
  • *Medscape Business of Medicine Academy Survey, September 2015 Learn from Experienced Professionals Courses were developed especially for physicians by business health experts and experienced physicians.[medscape.com]
  • Updated by: Jesse Borke, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Attending Physician at FDR Medical Services/Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Buffalo, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M.[medlineplus.gov]
Collapse
  • […] of vision Severe pain in the throat Severe pain or burning in the nose, eyes, ears, lips, or tongue STOMACH AND INTESTINES Blood in the stool Burns of the food pipe (esophagus) Severe abdominal pain Nausea Vomiting (may contain blood) HEART AND BLOOD Collapse[medlineplus.gov]
  • Ingestion of liquid can cause death due to circulatory collapse and asphyxiation from swelling of the respiratory tract. The lowest oral lethal dose reported for humans is 14 mg/kg.[cameochemicals.noaa.gov]
Gastric Lavage
  • lavage) Washing of the skin (irrigation), perhaps every few hours for several days Surgery to remove burned skin Breathing support, including tube through the mouth into the lungs, and breathing machine (ventilator) How well someone does depends on how[medlineplus.gov]
Cough
  • الصفحة 341 - There draws the Grinder his laborious breath ; There coughing at his deadly trade he bends : Born to die young, he fears nor man nor death ; Scorning the future, what he earns he spends ; ' Debauch and riot are his bosom friends. ‏[books.google.com]
  • Wet cough producing clear, yellow, or green mucus Cough producing blood or frothy pink matter in the saliva Nausea or abdominal pain Chest pain Shortness of breath Painful breathing or pleuritis (an inflammation of the outside covering of the lungs)[webmd.com]
  • Effects of long-term exposure include lung irritation, shortness of breath lasting for years, mucus production and coughs.[sciencing.com]
  • Jor International Hazard Posts: 950 Registered: 21-11-2007 Member Is Offline Mood: No Mood If you really had to cough bad, and you have asthma, I would at least go to a doctor.[sciencemadness.org]
  • Dizziness and cough are symptoms of inhaled bromine poisoning, while a burning sensation on the skin is a symptom of direct exposure to bromine gas.[wisegeek.com]
Heart Disease
  • I have since relieved several similar attacks by the same method, in less than two minutes. " I have advised this course for many others, and their testimony has been uniformly satisfactory, except in one instance, that of an aged lady with heart disease[books.google.com]
Fear
  • الصفحة 341 - There draws the Grinder his laborious breath ; There coughing at his deadly trade he bends : Born to die young, he fears nor man nor death ; Scorning the future, what he earns he spends ; ' Debauch and riot are his bosom friends. ‏[books.google.com]
  • On the other hand, the safe and responsible handling of chemicals should be no cause for irrational fear. Bromine and the other halogens are necessary parts of our complex world. Learning more about them is something that can benefit us all.[crscientific.com]

Treatment

  • Medical Treatment for Chemical Pneumonia Evaluation and treatment vary. Almost everyone will have measurements of blood pressure, oxygen level, heart rate, and respiratory rate.[webmd.com]
  • Ammonia gas itself is quite dangerous--as you can see from the CDC cite, it's even faster-working than phosgene, and I don't see any website advocating this sort of treatment.[boards.straightdope.com]
  • Tests that may be done include: Bronchoscopy: camera down the throat to look for burns in the airways and lungs Chest x-ray ECG (electrocardiogram), or heart tracing Endoscopy: camera down the throat to look for burns in the esophagus and the stomach Treatment[medlineplus.gov]
  • The most important thing is for people to remove themselves from the exposure site and seek medical treatment as soon as possible.[omagdigital.com]
  • Chlorine is used to prepare pesticides, synthetic rubber, polymers and refrigerant, and to disinfect water during treatment of industrial waste and sewage. Chlorine was the first gas used in chemical warfare during World War I.[sciencing.com]

Prognosis

  • […] treatment with medicine to open breathing tubes Steroid medications by IV or mouth Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs by mouth Pain medications by IV or mouth Artificial ventilation (help breathing) Preventive antibiotics (sometimes) Next Steps -- Outlook Prognosis[webmd.com]

Prevention

  • Prevention/Solution The best way to prevent a bromine allergy from occurring is to avoid the chemical altogether. Do not swim in pools that use bromine to sanitize the water.[healthyliving.azcentral.com]
  • Iodine and bromine are similar elements and it has been shown that bromine can prevent the use of iodine by the body. This can eventually result in thyroid problems.[wisegeek.com]
  • Bromine can also be found as an alternative to chlorine in swimming pool treatment and as a fire retardants (chemicals that help prevent things from catching fire).[omagdigital.com]
  • (ERG, 2016) Protective Clothing Skin: Wear appropriate personal protective clothing to prevent skin contact. Eyes: Wear appropriate eye protection to prevent eye contact.[cameochemicals.noaa.gov]
  • Like mycobacteria, Legionella gets into your system through mist or steam inhalation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).[time.com]

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