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  • Metal Fume Fever in the Crushed Stone Industry.

    Author(s) : HAMMOND, J. W.

    Journal article : Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology 1944 Vol.26 No.4 pp.117-19

    Abstract : The heavy crushers and other apparatus used for pounding stone are made of magnesiummagnesiumSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    steel, with the linings and bearings of white metal composed of zinczincSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    and lead. Zinc is used to bind and fill voids about various crushers. Linings are united to bowls, crevices filled, mantles secured to shafts, depressions behind jaw-crushers' dies and behind gyratory plates "concaves " are filled, each "with molten zinc metal. When these zinc metal parts become worn and require replacing, they often have to be cut away with an oxyacetylene torch. This process may generate fumes of zinc which, when inhaled, cause metal fume feverfeverSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    . The occurrence of such illness led to the present enquiry. MenmenSubject Category: People Groups
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    using the torches have experienced nauseanauseaSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    while at work, chills two or three hours later, with shortness of breath and severe pains in the chest. Some attacks have been followed by pneumoniapneumoniaSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    . Local exhaust with flexible metal hose should be used to control the fumes, or air-supplied respirators should be worn. E. L. Collis.

    Record Number : 19442701642

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    Organism descriptor(s) : manmanSubject Category: Organism Names
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    Descriptor(s) : equipmentequipmentSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , feverfeverSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    , human diseaseshuman diseasesSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    , magnesiummagnesiumSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    , menmenSubject Category: People Groups
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    , nauseanauseaSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    , pneumoniapneumoniaSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    , thoraxthoraxSubject Category: Anatomical and Morphological Structures
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    , zinczincSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    Identifier(s) : pyrexia, respirators

    Broader term(s) : HomohomoSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , HominidaehominidaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , primatesprimatesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , mammalsmammalsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , vertebratesvertebratesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , eukaryoteseukaryotesSubject Category: Organism Names
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