The Mammalian Toxicity of Fluomine Dust
CALIFORNIA UNIV IRVINE
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Acute chronic toxic effects of fluomine on animals were evaluated to establish recommendations for health and safety standards. Fluomine, also known as cobalt-bis3-fluorosalicylaldehyde-ethylenediimine, is an alternate oxygen storage source at high altitudes. Fluomine was shown to be an eye and skin irritant and a potent dermal sensitizing agent. Chronic inhalation exposure to 0.5 mgcu m produced pulmonary changes in dogs and rats while no significant irritation was noted at an exposure concentration of 0.1 mgcu m3.