Lung-damaging agents


In high concentrations, chlorine gas, phosgene, ammonia, sulphur dioxide and hydrogen chloride are lethal, because they damage the lung tissues. Chlorine and phosgene both irritate the eyes, the gullet, the respiratory tract and the lungs. After heavy exposure, the cause of death is often a combination of suffocation, due to reduced lung functions, and of excessive strain on the heart.

Narrower Problems:
Chlorine as a pollutant
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST