polymer fume fever

an occupational disorder due to exposure to the products of combustion of polymers, chiefly polytef (also known as Teflon); manifestations are similar to those of metal fume fever.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Polymerrauchfieber — (n) eng polymer fume fever …   Arbeitssicherheit und Gesundheitsschutz Glossar

  • лихорадка полимерная — rus лихорадка (ж) полимерная, лихорадка (ж) фторопластовая eng polymer fume fever fra fièvre (f) des polymères deu Polymerrauchfieber (n) spa fiebre (f) de los polímeros …   Безопасность и гигиена труда. Перевод на английский, французский, немецкий, испанский языки

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