Fatal Accidental Inhalation of Bromochlorodifluoromethane (Halon 1211)

Yehuda Lerman, Eyal Winkler, Moshe S. Tirosh, Yehuda Danon, Shlomo Almog*

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Bromochlorodifluoromethane (Halon 1211) is a widely used fire extinguishing agent. Several cases of sudden death in teenagers associated with BCF abuse have been reported. BCF is used as a fire extinguisher in battle tanks. Two young previously healthy male soldiers were accidentally exposed to BCF in a battle tank. The tank driver died, but the gunner survived the event with no medical complications. It is concluded that BCF should be used in confined chambers only after the evacuation of all personnel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
JournalHuman and Experimental Toxicology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1991
Externally publishedYes


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