Problem

Lung-damaging agents

Other Names:
Phosgene
Chlorine
Nature:

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:
Phosgene
Chlorine as a pollutant
Values:
Damage
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
06.05.2019 – 15:54 CEST