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Toxic gases and aerosols 

Toxic gases and aerosols

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Toxic gases and aerosols
Author(s):

D.J. Hendrick

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.181411

July 30, 2015: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 22 August 2017

Acute exposure—the effects of noxious gases or aerosols on the airways and lungs are determined by (1) their solubility in water, with those that are highly soluble having their main effect on the lining of the upper respiratory tract and those with lower solubility mainly affecting the lungs, and (2) the dose of exposure, with overwhelming exposures having adverse effects throughout the respiratory tract....

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