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Document ID (ISN)43807
CIS number 85-748
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Letz G.A., Pond S.M., Osterloh J.D., Wade R.L., Becker C.E.
Title Two fatalities after acute occupational exposure to ethylene dibromide
Bibliographic information 2 Nov. 1984, Vol.252, No.17, p.2428-2431. 17 ref.
Abstract 2 workers collapsed and subsequently died after entering without protective equipment a storage tank containing residues of ethylene dibromide (EDB). The toxic effects included acute kidney and liver failure, metabolic acidosis and necrosis of the skeletal muscle. Deaths occurred despite intensive medical care, demonstrating the extreme hazards of exposure to EDB.
Descriptors (primary) acute poisoning; dibromoethane; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) hepatic damage; renal damage; fatalities; necrosis; work in confined spaces
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Halogenated hydrocarbons
Agricultural chemicals