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Working with chlorine.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 73-11004, 1973 Jul; :1-6
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00073587
Abstract
This pamphlet describes briefly the properties, uses and toxic effects of chlorine (7782505). Chlorine gas is acutely irritating to the mucous membranes; in the liquid state it will burn the skin; when mixed with certain other chemicals, it can form flammable or explosive mixtures. Chlorine can be detected by its smell, though continued exposure dulls this sense. Chlorine work areas should be well ventilated, and have emergency gas masks, showers, face- flooding and eye-washing sprays. Emergency treatment, and the responsibilities of workers and management are outlined.
Keywords
Toxic-gases; Irritant-gases; Work-sites; Physical-properties; Safety-measures; Emergency-equipment; Chlorine; Ventilation
CAS No.
7782-50-5
Publication Date
19730701
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1973
Identifying No.
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 73-11004
NIOSH Division
OD
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MD
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division