brass poisoning


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brass poisoning

Poisoning caused by the inhalation of fumes of zinc and zinc oxide, causing destruction of tissue in the respiratory passage. It is rarely fatal. Symptoms include dryness and burning in respiratory tract, coughing, headache, and chills.

CAUTION!

Call the nearest poison control center to determine proper therapy.
See also: poisoning