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Main Title Occupational Vinyl Chloride Intoxication (O Professionalnoi Intoksikatsii Vinilkhloridom).
Author Antonyuzhenko., V. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Translation Services Section.
Year Published 1968
Report Number EPA-TR-76-365;
Stock Number PB-261 763-T
Additional Subjects Vinyl chloride ; Industrial hygiene ; Toxicity ; Hazardous materials ; Toxic diseases ; Chemical compounds ; Translations ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Industrial medicine ; Industrial atmospheres ; USSR ; Respiration ; Gases ; Toxicology ; Occupational safety and health ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Toxic substances
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-261 763-T Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 6p
Cases of acute vinyl chloride intoxication in workers are extremely rare and are usually due to massive exposure to the substance during work in closed areas and during accidents. Under the indicated conditions even short-term breathing of vinyl chloride can cause sudden loss of consciousness and a state of narcosis. In those cases when the patient is not immediately removed from the gas-filled room, a coma may develop that is lethal as the result of respiratory arrest. With timely rendering of first aid, patients soon emerge from the comatose condition, but consciousness may remain clouded for a short time. Over the next few days, headache, dizziness, general weakness and an inclination to bradycardia and arterial hypotony are observed. The patient practically recovers in 5-7 days.