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Chlorine and Chloramine Gas from Household Cleaners

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

Mixing household cleaners can result in generation of toxic gases, especially chloramine. This can result in a variety of reactions that can range from mild irritation to severe lung injury. Since the onset of respiratory complications may be delayed, a person with multiple risk factors should be carefully observed.

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