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Table 4 New-onset physician diagnosis respiratory conditions following the 2005 chlorine spill by GRACE health screening participants and stratified by participant smoking status (N = 259)

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

Newly diagnosed respiratory conditions N (%) 83 (32%) Smoker Nonsmoker
Acute bronchitis 23 6 17
Hay fever/nasal allergies 17 1 16
Asthma 13 3 10
Rhinitis/sinusitis 13 3 10
Pneumonia 10 1 9
Chronic bronchitis 4 1 3
Emphysema 3 2 1