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An outbreak of illness after occupational exposure to ozone and acid chlorides.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4041387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
New labelling processes installed without adequate ventilation control in an electric motor factory exposed production line workers to toxic gases. Symptoms of eye and respiratory tract irritation together with complaints of headache, fever, chills, dizziness, malaise, general weakness, nausea, and vomiting were widespread. Chest signs, radiographic abnormalities, reduction in ventilatory function, and blood gas abnormalities were found in some cases. Epidemiological analysis of the spatial and temporal distribution of cases supported an exposure effect relationship. Investigations suggested ozone and possibly phosgene and associated trichloroacetyl chlorides as the toxic agents that were generated by an ultraviolet print curing arrangement and perchloroethylene used as a cleaning solvent.
T P Ng; T W Tsin; F J O'Kelly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of industrial medicine     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0007-1072     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Ind Med     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-11-18     Completed Date:  1985-11-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370637     Medline TA:  Br J Ind Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  686-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Disease Outbreaks*
Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated / adverse effects*
Occupational Diseases / chemically induced,  epidemiology*
Ozone / adverse effects*
Tetrachloroethylene / adverse effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated; 10028-15-6/Ozone; 127-18-4/Tetrachloroethylene

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