|Document ID (ISN)||43058|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Armstrong C.W., Moore L.W., Hackler R.L., Miller G.B., Stroube R.B.
||An outbreak of metal fume fever. Diagnostic use of urinary copper and zinc determinations
||Dec. 1983, Vol.25, No.12, p.886-888. 13 ref.
||Symptoms of fever, dyspnoea, chills, headache and nausea were among those commonly reported by 26 workers involved in cutting brass pipes with electric cutting torches in an enclosed, poorly ventilated steam condenser. Clinical signs were limited to wheezing or rales in 8 patients. Leukocytosis and an increase in band cell forms were noted in 21 and 20 workers, respectively. The median time interval between exposure and onset of symptoms was 5h. Of 12 workers admitted to a hospital 5 had urine copper levels >0.05mg/l.
||copper; urine monitoring; arc cutting; metal fume fever
||zinc; exposure evaluation; work in confined spaces; brass
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
Copper and compounds
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Welding and cutting