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Canada bans fluoropolymer stain repellents.

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Source
Environ Sci Technol. 2005 Feb 1;39(3):56A-57A
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-1-2005

Chloracne caused by ingestion of olive oil contaminated with PCDDs and PCDFs.

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Hum Exp Toxicol. 1991 Sep;10(5):311-22
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-1991
Author
A. Rodriguez-Pichardo
F. Camacho
C. Rappe
M. Hansson
A G Smith
J B Greig
Author Affiliation
Departmento de Dermatologia, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.
Source
Hum Exp Toxicol. 1991 Sep;10(5):311-22
Date
Sep-1991
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Acne Vulgaris - chemically induced
Adult
Animals
Benzofurans - poisoning
Chickens
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Food contamination - analysis
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Male
Mice
Plant Oils - analysis
Polymers - poisoning
Spain
Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin - analogs & derivatives - poisoning
Abstract
1. All members of a Spanish family (father, mother and six children) developed chloracne. 2. The causative agent was found to be the family's stock of olive oil, which had become contaminated with polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), pentachlorophenol, and hexachlorobenzene. 3. The more highly chlorinated PCDDs, in particular octachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, were the predominant congeners in the oil. 4. Three members of the family exhibited either an overt or a sub-clinical disturbance of kidney function. The father also had a chronic respiratory problem. These changes could not be unequivocally attributed to the PCDDs. 5. Experimental toxicity of the oil was limited to the development of an hepatic porphyria in mice. 6. A serum sample, taken 5 years after consumption of the oil ceased, contained high levels of the PCDDs and PCDFs. Extrapolation back to ingested dose was used to validate dosage estimates. 7. The use of toxicity equivalence factors (TEFs) provided estimates of cumulative dosage to produce chloracne as 0.13-0.31 micrograms 2378-TCDD kg-1 (using EPA TEFs) or 6.7-16 micrograms 2378-TCDD kg-1 (using Nordic/NATO TEFs). 8. This is the first incident in which human toxicity is related primarily to ingestion of PCDDs and for which estimates of dosage can be made.
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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1998 Mar 20;118(8):1223-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-20-1998
Author
C L Ellingsen
Author Affiliation
Sanitetsskvadronen, Bodø Hovedflystasjon.
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1998 Mar 20;118(8):1223-4
Date
Mar-20-1998
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Fever - chemically induced
Fluorocarbon Polymers - poisoning
Heating
Humans
Male
Military Personnel
Norway
Smoke Inhalation Injury - etiology
Abstract
Polymer fume fever is a self-limiting condition with influenza-like symptoms (fever, headache, dry cough, dyspnoea and myalgia). It is caused by inhalation of toxic products released by combustion of fluoro-carbon polymers. There is no causal treatment, and the symptoms usually clear up spontaneously within 24 hours. This article describes an accident where 13 soldiers became ill when exposed to fumes released from a tent oven painted with a coating containing fluoro-carbons.
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9567700 View in PubMed
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