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Dangerously high chlorine exposure can cause illness or even death. If you or your child have been exposed to dangerous levels of chlorine, you should seek medical attention immediately. Victims of chlorine gas poisoning may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries. Call us today for a FREE consultation regarding your legal options at 844-686-5397. You may also complete our easy to use contact form or click on our “chat now” button to chat with someone immediately.
Causes of chlorine gas poisoning
Chlorine gas poisoning can result from a significant event like an explosion, or from excessive exposure in an over-chlorinated swimming pool. Poisonous chlorine gas may also result when chlorine bleach is mixed with other chemicals and cleaning agents.
Chlorine gas explosion
Chlorine is not flammable, but can become unstable and explosive when mixed with other chemical compounds. Serious injury may occur in an industrial setting such as a chlorine plant fire or explosion, or at a hotel, spa, or health club with an indoor pool.
While it is commonly used to prevent bacteria growth in water and for sanitation, chlorine can be a deadly chemical when inhaled or ingested. Extremely high levels of chlorine in swimming pools can release gas off the surface, and cause chlorine poisoning, or severe burns to the skin. This usually occurs in an indoor pool, or in places like health clubs and gyms that have a swimming pool or hot tub. If you or a loved one have been exposed to extremely high chlorine levels resulting in chlorine gas poisoning, contact the attorneys at Munley Law today for a FREE evaluation of your chlorine poisoning case.
Chlorine Gas Exposure Symptoms
Chlorine poisoning can cause painful symptoms throughout the body. Respiratory symptoms include difficulty breathing and fluid in the lungs. Digestive system symptoms include burning in the mouth, swelling of the throat, throat pain, stomach pain, vomiting, and blood in the stool. Chlorine exposure may also damage the circulatory system, or cause low blood pressure. Additionally, chlorine can cause serious damage to the eyes, including burning and irritation. In the worst cases, victims of chlorine poisoning may experience temporary vision loss. Excessive chlorine exposure can also damage your skin, potentially resulting in tissue damage, burns, and irritation.
Some common symptoms of chlorine gas poisoning include:
- Skin Irritation
- Eye irritation
- Loss of vision
- Difficulty breathing
- Lung tissue damage
- Chlorine gas exposure may result in a condition called reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS).
Chlorine vapor can also become deadly, so it is important to seek immediate medical attention. Death can occur in a matter of minutes.
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If you have been injured because of chlorine gas, you may be legally entitled to damages for your personal injury. Call us today for a FREE and confidential case evaluation at 844-686-5397.
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