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Chlorine Gas: An Evolving Hazardous Material Threat and Unconventional Weapon

  • Author(s): Jones, Robert
  • Wills, Brandon
  • Kang, Christopher
  • et al.
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Chlorine gas represents a hazardous material threat from industrial accidents and as a terrorist weapon. This review will summarize recent events involving chlorine disasters and its use by terrorists, discuss pre-hospital considerations and suggest strategies for the initial management for acute chlorine exposure events. [West J Emerg Med. 2010; 11(2):151-156.]

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