Phosgene

CAS RN: 75-44-5

Decon. Overview

Decontamination Zone

Victims exposed only to phosgene gas that have no evidence of skin or eye irritation may be transferred immediately to the Support Zone as they do not pose substantial risks of secondary contamination to personnel outside the Hot Zone. Victims whose clothing or skin is contaminated with liquid phosgene (ambient temperature below 47°F) can secondarily contaminate response personnel through direct contact or off-gassing vapor and will require decontamination as described below.

Rapid decontamination is critical to prevent further absorption by the patient and to prevent exposure to others.

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