|Document ID (ISN)||78043|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1529-8663 - AIHA Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Borak J., Cohen H., Hethmon T.A.
||Copper exposure and metal fume fever: Lack of evidence for a causal relationship
||Nov.-Dec. 2000, Vol.61, No.6, p.832-836. 52 ref.
||A systematic literature search was made on the topic of possible adverse health effects of inhalation exposure to copper fume and dust. Seven reports published over the past 88 years were identified that contain original human data and claim to document that exposure to copper dust or fume caused metal fume fever (MFF) or an MFF-like syndrome. Insufficient evidence was found to conclude that exposures to copper dust and copper fume cause MFF. Limitations included absence of exposure measurements, atypical symptoms and complaints, and lack of consistency among types of work associated with symptoms. Given the extensive use of copper in many industries and operations, it is evident that if copper-induced MFF does occur, it is a rare event.
||copper; metal fumes; respirable dust; metal fume fever
||occupation disease relation; literature survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Copper and compounds