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  1. Acute health effects in a community after a release of hydrofluoric acid.

    Article - En anglais

    Approximately 3 000 persons were evacuated from a Texas community after 24 036 kg (53 000 lb) of caustic hydrofluoric acid (HF) were released from a nearby petrochemical plant.

    Emergency room and hospital records of 939 persons who were seen at two area hospitals were reviewed.

    Most persons who presented at the emergency rooms were female (56%) or black (60%), and their mean age was 33.9 y. The most frequently reported symptoms were eye irritation (41.5%), buming throat (21%), headache (20.6%), and shortness of breath (19.4%).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hydrogène Fluorure, Solution aqueuse, Accident, Polluant, Environnement, Industrie pétrochimique, Toxicité, Homme, Hydrofluorhydrique acide

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hydrogen Fluorides, Aqueous solution, Accident, Pollutant, Environment, Petrochemical industry, Toxicity, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 92-0681612

    Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 199406.