Chlorine is a severe nose, throat and upper respiratory tract irritant. People exposed to chlorine, even for short periods of time, can develop a tolerance to its odor and irritating properties. In general, volunteers have experienced irritation of the nose, a weak cough, and increased dryness of the throat at concentrations ranging from 0.02 to 2 ppm. Chlorine (Cl2) is found in many industrial processes, including those used to make plastics and in the manufacturing of agricultural pesticides. It is used by pharmaceutical, food and beverage, pulp and paper, and electronics industries, as well as wastewater treatment facilities. Chlorine is also used in the manufacturing of gasoline additives, brake fluid, and antifreeze. Oil refineries inject chlorine directly into stacks to reduce sulfur emissions. Chlorine gas detectors are essential in areas where workers are most likely to be exposed to toxic Cl2 gas, such as storage tank areas and near processing units.
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