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Meat Worker's Asthma.

Levy, S A M.D.; Storey, J M.D.; Phashko, B E Ph.D.
Journal of Occupational Medicine:
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A meat cutter who experienced wheezing when working in the area where price labels were heated, was challenged with the inhalation of the emissions of heated price labels and nebulized phthalic anhydride. Only exposure to the emissions from the heated price labels evoked a response. The spectrum of emissions from heated price labels, analyzed by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, was found to include phthalic anhydride, 2,5-di-tert-amyl quinone and dicyclo-hexylphthalate.

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