Chapter 24. Phosgene

  1. Timothy C. Marrs OBE, MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath1,2,3,
  2. Robert L. Maynard CBE, FRCP, FRCPath4 and
  3. Frederick R. Sidell MD5
  1. Robert L. Maynard CBE, FRCP, FRCPath

Published Online: 2 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch24

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

How to Cite

Maynard, R. L. (2007) Phosgene, in Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition (eds T. C. Marrs, R. L. Maynard and F. R. Sidell), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Edentox Associates, Pinehurst, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6AQ, UK

  2. 2

    National Poisons Information Service (Birmingham Centre) and West Midlands Poisons Unit, City Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK

  3. 3

    Lancashire School of Health and Postgraduate Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK

  4. 4

    Health Protection Agency, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RQ, UK

  5. 5

    US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5400, USA

Author Information

  1. Health Protection Agency, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RQ, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470013595

Online ISBN: 9780470060032

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Keywords:

  • chemical weapons associated phosgene deaths;
  • phosgene absorption;
  • phosgene-induced pulmonary oedema;
  • phosgene poison management;
  • steroids permeability pulmonary oedema management

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chemical and Physical Properties of Phosgene

  • Likely Mode of Exposure to Phosgene

  • Absorption of Phosgene

  • Toxicity of Phosgene

  • Pharmacological Effects of Phosgene

  • The Pathophysiology of Phosgene-Induced Pulmonary Oedema

  • Symptoms and Signs of Phosgene Poisoning

  • Management of Phosgene Poisoning

  • Long-Term Effects of Exposure to Phosgene

  • References