MEDICHEM Congress on Occupational and Environmental Health in the Chemical Industry. Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, 1995/09/19.
Acute toxic inhalation by irritant, and particularly oxidant. gases has until recently been considered to be no more complicated conceptually than a chemical burn of the epithelial surface.
More recently, however, toxic inhalation has been appreciated to be a complex process involving biochemical, morphological and functional changes which are quantitatively similar, although inducible by different agents.
Recent advances in pulmonary pathophysiology, inhalation toxicology, and particularly endothelial biology have clarified the events occurring at the moment of, and immediately following, exposure to oxidant gases.
Studies of the pathophysiologic mechanisms associated with toxic inhalation by oxidant gases have been relatively static, however.
Implications of recent findings in related fields illuminate the pathophysiology of toxic inhalation.
Several principal speakers in this workshop are collaborating in an effort to develop a research facility for the study of toxic inhalation injury.
This would be an international registry to serve as a teaching and research facility for documentation of cases of occupational and environmental toxic inhalation, considered as lung injury resulting from the inhalation of a toxic substance in a workplace setting or an uncontrolled release affecting residents of a community. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Azote dioxyde, Gaz, Toxicité, Exposition professionnelle, Oedème, Poumon, Polluant, Environnement, Homme, Inhalation, Registre, International, Surveillance sanitaire, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nitrogen dioxide, Gases, Toxicity, Occupational exposure, Edema, Lung, Pollutant, Environment, Human, Inhalation, Register, International, Sanitary surveillance, Respiratory disease, Lung disease, Occupational medicine
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