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ID (ISN) del documento109004
Número CIS 08-1409
ISSN - Título de la serie 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Año 2008
Número de serie Fascicule 16002-C30, 3-2008
Autor(es) Théodore J., Baud F.
Título Chlorine
Título original Chlore [en francés]
Información bibliográfica Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 3nd Quarter 2008, No.160, 5p. 28 ref.
Resumen Chlorine is widely used in industry. Its toxicity primarily results in respiratory diseases, although acute exposure can also cause eye damage. Acute poisoning is rare but can be fatal. In cases of occupational respiratory diseases, the prognosis is generally positive following removal from exposure. Carcinogenic risks are possible but have been difficult to prove in humans. There is currently no specific treatment for chlorine poisoning, but all acute exposures require hospital observation, even in the absence of symptoms. Preventive measures play an important role in limiting this chemical hazard. Regular medical supervision of exposed workers is required for detecting symptoms which may be potentially highly incapacitating.
Descriptores (primarios) efectos tóxicos; cloro; enfermedades respiratorias; substancias nocivas; Francia
Descriptores (secundarios) envenenamiento; toxicidad aguda; envenenamiento agudo; limitación de la exposición; valoración de la exposición; lesiones oculares; vigilancia médica; exámenes médicos; enciclopedia; nota informativa; toxicidad crónica
Tipo de documento F - Notas informativas, directrices prácticas, normas
País / Estado o ProvinciaFrancia
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Inorganic substances