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Document ID (ISN)34664
CIS number 80-1984
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) ┼kesson B., H÷gstedt B., Skerfving S.
Title Fever induced by fluorine-containing lubricant on stainless steel tubes.
Bibliographic information Aug. 1980, Vol.37, No.3, p.307-309. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract Three men, all smokers, handling a particular batch of stainless steel tubes suffered repeated attacks of malaise, chills, and fever, mainly after gas brazing, but also simply after handling the tubes. The presence of fluorine on the tubes and in the tobacco they used was shown. A fluorocarbon polymer lubricant was suspected of causing the attacks, which were avoided by heating the tubes to 1000░C.
Descriptors (primary) fluorinated hydrocarbons; polymer fume fever; lubricants; fluorine
Descriptors (secondary) smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Fluorocarbons
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Halogens and their inorganic compounds