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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1990 Nov 20;110(28):3614-6.

[Pulmonary damage caused by ski waxing].

[Article in Norwegian]

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Medisinsk avdeling, Lungeseksjonen, Nordland Sentralsykehus.

Abstract

It is well known that inhalation of pyrolysis products of perfluorinated hydrocarbons (e.g. Teflon) may result in polymer-fume fever and even pulmonary oedema. A new type of ski wax has recently been introduced, a powder consisting of low-molecular perfluorinated hydrocarbons. We report a case history of a man who developed an attack of polymer-fume fever and pulmonary oedema after smoking cigarettes contaminated with this ski wax. Inhalation of vapour from ski waxes melted at low temperatures may also be harmful to the lungs.

PMID:
2260059
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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