Question of the Day – Friday February 2, 2018

Question– Following a mass exposure to chlorine gas what is the decontamination protocol required for victims exposed only to chlorine gas who have no skin or eye irritation?

Answer- Victims exposed only to chlorine gas who have no skin or eye irritation do not need decontamination. They may be transferred immediately to the Support Zone. All others require decontamination. (https://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/chlorine_hospital_mmg.htm; accessed January 2018)