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Observations on the Possibility of Methyl Chloride Poisoning by Ingestion with Food and Water.

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By YANT W. P..  (Public Health Reports. , May9 , 1930.).

Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(2):195. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-4-2-195_1
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The danger of life from the escape of noxious or inflammable refrigerating media into the air is being given considerable attention in the design and installation of mechanical refrigeration devices. In addition to atmospheric contamination and possible poisoning by inhalation, however, attention must also be given to possible contamination of food and poisoning by ingestion. In the present popular design of these devices the cooling mechanism is situated inside the comparatively air-tight cabinet with the food, and small leaks, which might be insignificant from the viewpoint of appreciable contamination of the external atmosphere, would create high internal concentrations. While there


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