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CDC’s Medical Guidelines and Recommendations Regarding Chemical Hazards

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Notes from the field: exposures to discarded sulfur mustard munitions — Mid-Atlantic and New England States 2004–2012. MMWR. 2013;62(16):315-6. This report highlights the importance of considering exposure to sulfur mustard in the differential diagnosis of signs and symptoms compatible with exposure to a vesicant agent, especially among persons involved with clam fishing or sea dredging operations.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Interim recommendations for airborne exposure limits for chemical warfare agents H and HD (sulfur mustard). Fed Reg. 2004; 69(85):24164-8.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Final recommendations for protecting the health and safety against potential adverse effects of long-term exposure to low doses of agents: GA, BV, VX, mustard agent (H, HD, Y), and Lewisite (L). Fed Reg. 1988. Note: Recommendations for GA, VX, H, and HD were updated in 2003 and 2004. The recommendations for Lewisite (L) have not changed. They are under review.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Final recommendations for protecting human health from potential adverse effects of exposure to agents GA (tabun), GB (sarin), and VX. Fed Reg. 2003;68(196):58348-51.

Emergency Room Procedures in Chemical Hazard Emergencies: a job aid that includes information on preparation, initial treatment and identification of agent, and protocols.

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