Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome following exposure to a fluorocarbon

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This report describes the case of a 43-yr-old male who developed reactive airways dysfunction syndrome after exposure to a high level of bromotri-fluoromethane (CF3Br, Halon 1301), a fluorocarbon widely used in automatic fire extinguishing systems. The patient was a previously healthy, nonatopic male, who developed wheezing and intermittent and reversible obstructive ventilatory impairment starting immediately after a large accidental nonfire-related release of CF3Br in a confined space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1192-1194
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Asthma
  • Bronchial hyperreactivity
  • Freons
  • Halogenated hydrocarbons
  • Irritants
  • Occupational diseases


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