Occupational Asthma Reference

Weir DC, Robertson AS, Jones S, Burge PS, Occupational asthma due to soft corrosive soldering fluxes containing zinc chloride and ammonium chloride, Thorax, 1989;44:220-223,

Keywords: asthma, flux, oa, zinc chloride, ch, case report, ammonium chloride

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Sherwood Burge, Oasys Sherwood Burge

Alastair Robertson, Selly Oak Hospital Alastair Robertson

David Weir, North Manchester Hospital David Weir

Sean Jones, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Sean Jones

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Abstract

Two cases of occupational asthma due to soft corrosive soldering fluxes used in metal jointing are described in which the diagnosis was based on work related deterioration in daily peak expiratory flow rate and positive responses in bronchial provocation tests. Both fluxes contained ammonium chloride and zinc chloride. Occupational asthma provoked by these agents has not previously been reported

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