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Document ID (ISN)100172
CIS number 02-1322
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lyons R.A., Wright D., Fielder H.M.P., McCabe M., Gunneberg A., Nash P., Routledge P., Rees H.
Title Investigation of an acute chemical incident: Exposure to fluorinated hydrocarbons
Bibliographic information Sep. 2000, Vol.57, No.9, p.577-581. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract Symptoms experienced by 254 people present at an accident in a sewer in the United Kingdom (including 2 fatalities) suggested a chemical hazard. The prevalence of symptoms and concentrations of creatine phosphokinase in the serum of 83 patients were recorded. Among all workers, symptoms (shortness of breath and sore throat) were not significantly associated with concentrations of creatine phosphokinase as biomarker of fluorinated hydrocarbons intoxication. Freon 11 was detected in two blood samples. In a nearby chemical company there had been a Freon 11 spill months earlier.
Descriptors (primary) trichlorofluoromethane; work in sewers; chemical hazards; fluorinated hydrocarbons
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; case study; creatine kinase; accident investigation; exposure evaluation; short-term exposure; mortality
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Fluorocarbons