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Document ID (ISN)49428
CIS number 88-543
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Deng J.F., Wang J.D., Shih T.S., Lan F.L.
Title Outbreak of carbon tetrachloride poisoning in a color printing factory related to the use of isopropyl alcohol and an air conditioning system in Taiwan
Bibliographic information 1987, Vol.12, No.1, p.11-19. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract Three workers from a colour printing plant were admitted to hospital with acute hepatitis. One of the 3 had superimposed acute renal failure and pulmonary oedema. Results of comprehensive medical examinations of workers from the plant and of an on-the-scene investigation led to the conclusion that the outbreak was in all likelihood due to a combined exposure to carbon tetrachloride and isopropyl alcohol. This outbreak underscores the importance of adopting appropriate industrial hygiene measures in a rapidly industrialising nation.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; hepatotoxic effects; carbon tetrachloride; health hazards; toxic substances; air conditioning; isopropyl alcohol
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; developing countries; Taiwan (China); serum changes; hepatitis; hazard evaluation; liver function tests; types of accident; chronic poisoning; accident investigation; causes of accidents; nephrotoxic effects; pneumotoxic effects; medical examinations; acute poisoning
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Heating and air conditioning
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Printing, photography and photocopying industry