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Document ID (ISN)77977
CIS number 02-277
ISSN - Serial title 1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Testud F., Martin J.C., Descotes J., Conso F.
Title Poisoning induced by the substitution of halogenated hydrocarbons - Literature review
Original title Intoxications liées à la substitution des hydrocarbures halogénés - Revue de la littérature [in French]
Bibliographic information June 2000, Vol.61, No.4, p.278-281. 16 ref.
Abstract The Montreal Protocol of 1996 called for the elimination of certain halogenated hydrocarbons, namely chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), due to their detrimental effects on the environment, including ozone layer depletion and global warming. However, these substitution products have been responsible in recent years for a number of poisonings, including fatal poisonings. This article reviews cases reported in literature on poisonings from CFC substitutes, and concludes that it is necessary to improve our understanding of the hazards associated with these chemicals.
Descriptors (primary) toxic effects; chlorofluorohydrocarbons; fluorinated hydrocarbons; poisoning
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; irritants; haemoptysis; case study; 1,1,1-trichloroethane; fatalities; dyspnoea; hepatitis; limitation of exposure; substitution; trichloroethylene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Halogenated hydrocarbons