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The clinical features of acute chlorine gas inhalation, and its management are reviewed. Current medical views on the chronic effects of an acute overwhelming exposure on lung function (reactive airways dysfunction syndrome), and the more controversial field of lung disease secondary to repeated inhalations of lower concentrations of chlorine gas are discussed.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/pgmj.73.865.697

Type

Journal article

Journal

Postgraduate Medical Journal

Publication Date

01/01/1997

Volume

73

Pages

697 - 700