Occupational Asthma Reference

Anon, Sixty-four Michigan patients hospitalised or treated in emergency department with lung disease from waterproofing sprays, Project Sensor, 2008;19:1-3,

Keywords: fluorocarbon, pneumonitis, waterproof spray,

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This issue of the newsletter will discuss chemical pneumonitis that has occurred from exposure to waterproofing sprayed on boot/shoes, tents, tile or grout. There have been 64 individuals hospitalized or treated in the emergency department in Michigan reported to the state from 2003 to 2007.
The case report that follows describes the onset of chemical pneumonitis with marked hypoxia and bilateral radiographic evidence of diffuse airspace disease.

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