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Document ID (ISN)78586
CIS number 02-782
ISSN - Serial title 1287-7778 - Prévention BTP
Year 2001
Convention or series no. Fiche de sécurité H2 F23 01 - Tableau n°64
Author(s) Boulat J.F., Gucève L., Pelé A., Michel M.C.
Title Occupational carbon monoxide poisoning
Original title Intoxication professionnelle par l'oxyde de carbone [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2001, No.36, p.33-40. Illus. 16 ref.
Internet access 02-0782.pdf [in French]
Abstract Carbon monoxide (CO) is a highly dangerous gas capable of causing death in a few seconds. During 1997, there were 106 occupational accidents in France involving a loss of work time following acute CO poisoning. Contents of this review article on CO poisoning at work: definition of the hazard; conditions of exposure, in particular in the construction industry; pathophysiological mechanisms; preventive measures; trends in the number of cases of occupational diseases due to CO; French and European regulations.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; carbon monoxide; medical treatment; chronic toxicity; risk factors; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; poisoning; acute poisoning; legal aspects; France; job-exposure relation; pathology; symptoms; diagnosis; carboxyhaemoglobin level; European Communities
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Carbon monoxide
Inorganic substances