polymer fume fever

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polymer fume fever

 
an occupational disorder due to exposure to the products of combustion of polymers such as Teflon; the manifestations are quite similar to those of metal fume fever.

pol·y·mer fume fe·ver

an occupational disease marked by fever, pain in the chest, and cough caused by the inhalation of fumes given off by a plastic, polytetrafluorethylene, when heated.
A fever caused by fumes from burning fluoropolymers—e.g., polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), Teflon™, which contains pyrolytics that are released when heated

polymer fume fever

A condition due to breathing fumes produced by certain polymers heated over 300°C (570°F). Symptoms include a tight gripping sensation of the chest, shivering, sore throat, fever, and weakness. Avoidance of the fumes is the treatment. See: metal fume fever
See also: fever