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Respiratory symptoms and lung function 8–10 months after community exposure to chlorine gas: a public health intervention and cross-sectional analysis

  • Kathleen A Clark1Email author,
  • Debjani Chanda1,
  • Pallavi Balte1,
  • Wilfried J Karmaus2,
  • Bo Cai1,
  • John Vena3,
  • Andrew B Lawson4,
  • Lawrence C Mohr4,
  • James J Gibson5 and
  • Erik R Svendsen6
Contributed equally
BMC Public Health201313:945

Received: 8 April 2013

Accepted: 25 September 2013

Published: 9 October 2013

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Original Submission
8 Apr 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
22 Apr 2013 Author responded Author comments - Kathleen Clark
Resubmission - Version 2
22 Apr 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
30 Jul 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Joan Reibman
31 Jul 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sajal De
31 Jul 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Catherine Lemiere
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
25 Sep 2013 Editorially accepted
9 Oct 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-945

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Authors’ Affiliations

University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
University of Memphis, Memphis, USA
University of Georgia, Athens, USA
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, USA
Tulane University, New Orleans, USA