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ID (ISN) del documento55606
Número CIS 91-529
ISSN - Título de la serie 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Año 1990
Número de serie
Autor(es) Suruda A.J., McGlothlin J.D.
Título Fatal abuse of nitrous oxide in the workplace
Información bibliográfica Aug. 1990, Vol.32, No.8, p.682-684. 16 ref.
Resumen Abuse of nitrous oxide (N2O) while on the job caused at least 11 deaths in 1984 to 1987, as found in investigations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and in reports to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. These deaths involved recreational inhalation of N2O by young male employees from tanks or cylinders normally used for legitimate business purposes. In 6 cases, the victims worked in food serving establishments and inhaled N2O that was used to power whipped cream dispensers. Commercial users of N2O particularly in the restaurant industry, should be aware of this hazard. Warning labels for N2O sources and tighter control over supplies are warranted.
Descriptores (primarios) Estados Unidos; restaurantes; toxicidad por inhalación; casos mortales; óxido nitroso
Descriptores (secundarios) estudio de caso; riesgos para la salud; estadísticas
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Hotels and restaurants
Inorganic substances