Problem

Phosgene

Other Names:
Carbonyl dichloride
Carbonyl chloride
Carbon dichloride oxide
Carbon oxychloride
Chloroformyl chloride
Dichloroformaldehyde
Dichloromethanone
Dichloromethanal
CG
Nature:

CG is primarily a pulmonary toxicant leading to injury of the respiratory tract and suffocation. Initially the effect of this agent is similar to tear gas with subsequent pulmonary edema developing approximately 4 hours after exposure; it is also no longer considered a major threat.

Phosgene (CG) should not be confused with phosgene oxime (CX), which is a blister agent.

Broader Problems:
Lung-damaging agents
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
12.10.2019 – 21:20 CEST