|Document ID (ISN)||100172|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Lyons R.A., Wright D., Fielder H.M.P., McCabe M., Gunneberg A., Nash P., Routledge P., Rees H.
||Investigation of an acute chemical incident: Exposure to fluorinated hydrocarbons
||Sep. 2000, Vol.57, No.9, p.577-581. Illus. 14 ref.
||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.
||trichlorofluoromethane; work in sewers; chemical hazards; fluorinated hydrocarbons
||United Kingdom; case study; creatine kinase; accident investigation; exposure evaluation; short-term exposure; mortality
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)