Special Aspects of Aviation Occupational Medicine-Cardiovascular and Nervous System Effects of Bromotrifluoromethane
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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The report deals with the effects of three fluorocarbons of the haloalkane group, principally with bromotrifluoromethane, which have applications as effective fire-extinguishing agents. Animal experiments, performed to explore the mechanisms of the pharmacodynamic properties and to assess the toxic hazards associated with their use, are described. All three compounds have biological side effects and the report provides preliminary information, derived from animal experiments, on acceptable working concentrations for human exposure.
- Environmental Health and Safety