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Title: Sulfur dioxide poisoning as a cause of asthma

Abstract

This report discusses 3 cases of asthmatic attack following exposure to SO/sub 2/ from leaking refrigerators. This report speculates that primary effects are inflammatory destructive lesions in upper tract which predispose bronchi to bacterial attack followed by hypersensitivity to bacterial products (complex of bronchial asthma) in certain susceptible individuals. SO/sub 2/, like cold, exercise, or overeating, may be included in the same category of nonspecific precipitating causes. No immunologic case for specificity of SO/sub 2/ was observed.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6179179
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
J. Allergy; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; SULFUR DIOXIDE; ASTHMA; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; MAN; ANIMALS; CHALCOGENIDES; DISEASES; MAMMALS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PRIMATES; RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DISEASES; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; SULFUR OXIDES; VERTEBRATES; 560305* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Vertebrates- (-1987); 560306 - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Man- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Romanoff, A. Sulfur dioxide poisoning as a cause of asthma. United States: N. p., 1939. Web. doi:10.1016/S0021-8707(39)90051-1.
Romanoff, A. Sulfur dioxide poisoning as a cause of asthma. United States. doi:10.1016/S0021-8707(39)90051-1.
Romanoff, A. Sun . "Sulfur dioxide poisoning as a cause of asthma". United States. doi:10.1016/S0021-8707(39)90051-1.
@article{osti_6179179,
title = {Sulfur dioxide poisoning as a cause of asthma},
author = {Romanoff, A},
abstractNote = {This report discusses 3 cases of asthmatic attack following exposure to SO/sub 2/ from leaking refrigerators. This report speculates that primary effects are inflammatory destructive lesions in upper tract which predispose bronchi to bacterial attack followed by hypersensitivity to bacterial products (complex of bronchial asthma) in certain susceptible individuals. SO/sub 2/, like cold, exercise, or overeating, may be included in the same category of nonspecific precipitating causes. No immunologic case for specificity of SO/sub 2/ was observed.},
doi = {10.1016/S0021-8707(39)90051-1},
journal = {J. Allergy; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 10,
place = {United States},
year = {1939},
month = {1}
}