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Document ID (ISN)62139
CIS number 94-622
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Manno M., Rezzadore M.
Title Critical role of ethanol abuse in carbon tetrachloride poisoning
Bibliographic information 22 Jan. 1994, Vol.343, No.8891, p.232. 3 ref.
Abstract A brief report on two cases of occupational poisoning after acute unprotected inhalation of carbon tetrachloride in which regular ethanol abuse by the patients appears to have been critical for toxicity. In each incident, one worker (in each case a heavy drinker) developed adverse liver and kidney effects while co-workers (who drank moderately) showed no significant effects. Thus, conditions of solvent exposure that are harmless to normal subjects may produce dramatic effects in heavy drinkers.
Descriptors (primary) toxic effects; carbon tetrachloride; synergism; alcoholism; organic solvents; ethanol
Descriptors (secondary) renal damage; hepatic damage
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Alcohols
Alcohol and drug abuse
Halogenated hydrocarbons