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Choking/Lung/Pulmonary Agents (Irritant Gas Syndrome Agents)

Choking/lung/pulmonary agents are chemicals that cause severe irritation or swelling of the respiratory tract (lining of the nose, throat, and lungs). Chemicals such as ammonia, chlorine, and phosgene cause eye, nose, and throat irritation, cough, wheezes, and dypsnea, also known as Irritant Gas Syndrome.


Information from Other Resources


Resource Comparison Table of Resource Comparison
Information from CDC, WISER, and CAMEO
Emergency Response Safety and Health Database (CDC/NIOSH) arrow WISER (NIH/NLM) arrow CAMEO (EPA, NOAA) arrow Medical Management Guidelines for Acute Chemical Exposures (CDC/ATSDR) arrow Chemical Emergencies (CDC) arrow

Additional Resources:

ChemIDplus - Chemical dictionary, structures, and links to many Internet resources (NIH/NLM)
Ammonia, Bromine, Chlorine, Hydrogen Chloride, Methyl Bromide, Methyl Isocyanate, Osmium Tetroxide, Diphosgene, Phosgene, Phosphine, Phosphorus Sulfuryl Fluoride

Hazardous Substances Data Bank - Comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicology data (NIH/NLM)
Ammonia, Bromine, Chlorine, Hydrogen Chloride, Methyl Bromide, Methyl Isocyanate, Osmium Tetroxide, Diphosgene, Phosgene, Phosphine, Phosphorus, Elemental, Sulfuryl Fluoride



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