Acute pulmonary toxicity following occupational exposure to a floor stain protector in the building industry in Switzerland.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_FAE3194A5C32
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Acute pulmonary toxicity following occupational exposure to a floor stain protector in the building industry in Switzerland.
Périodique
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Auteur(s)
Lazor-Blanchet Catherine, Rusca Sophie, Vernez David, Berry Raymond, Albrecht Eric, Droz Pierre-Olivier, Boillat Marcel-André
ISSN
0340-0131
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2004
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
77
Numéro
4
Pages
244-248
Langue
anglais
Résumé
BACKGROUND: Waterproofing agents are widely applied to leather and textile garments; they are also used as floor stain protectors by professionals. Acute respiratory injury is described in three cases of young healthy adults following occupational inhalation of a new waterproofing formulation containing an acrylate fluoropolymer. Within 1 or 2 h after exposure they developed a rapidly progressive dyspnoea; two of them had hypoxaemia and flu-like reactions. All patients improved with supportive treatment in a few days. The mechanism of toxicity is still under investigation, but experimental data suggest the role of this new acrylate fluoropolymer. CONCLUSION: Tilers should be warned against spraying floor stain repellents; there is also a need to make consumers aware that the spraying of waterproofing agents in a closed environment and concomitant smoking should be avoided.
Mots-clé
Acrylic Resins, Adult, Dyspnea, Floors and Floorcoverings, Humans, Lung, Male, Middle Aged, Occupational Exposure, Particle Size, Switzerland
Pubmed
Web of science
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10/02/2009 13:14
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03/03/2018 22:56
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