Monthly Labor Review Volume 5

Monthly Labor Review Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...was temporarily suspended pending further inquiry, and the experts who had made the. analyses and had tested the substance on animals, strongly advised prohibition of tetrachlorethane in dope, but we have no means of knowing whether this was carried out. If it was not. there has probably been a great deal of serious occupational poisoning in German airplane 'manufacture during these years of intense activity. In England the experience has been much the same, ending in practical prohibition of tetrachlorethane dopes and the substitution of safer ones. In England, as in Germany, the first case of toxic jaundice in a doper cam:1 as a surprise and was inexplicable to the physicians. It was not until the senior scientific analyst of the Home Oflice had subjected all the compounds found in the dope to annua' tests that it was discovered which one was responsible. Benzol, wood alcohol, and acetone were present as well as tetrachlorethane. but only the last was capable of setting up in animals the changes in the liver which had been found in the human case. Much attention was aroused by this first death from airplane dope. and not long after it was followed by three others, all of women. A fifth victim, an old man, died early in 1016. and in February of that year toxic jaundice was made a notifiable disease and brought under the Workmen's Compensation Act. A question asked in the House of Commons elicited the statement from the Home Oflice that there had been up to that time 43 known cases of toxic jaundice in dopers, with 7 deaths, 5 of them of women. The Government was said Jto be working to discover a substitute for tetrachlorethane, and pending that, strict regulation of the works was enforced--down suction to carry off the heavy fumes, since the...
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  • English
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