Rapid assessment of exposure to chlorine released from a train derailment and resulting health impact.


OBJECTIVES After a train derailment released approximately 60 tons of chlorine from a ruptured tanker car, a multiagency team performed a rapid assessment of the health impact to determine morbidity caused by the chlorine and evaluate the effect of this mass-casualty event on health-care facilities. METHODS A case was defined as death or illness related… (More)