TABLE 4-1 Classification of Potential Signs, Symptoms, and Effects of Human Exposure to Rocket-Emission Toxicants

Outcome

Mild

Moderate

Severe

Perception of odor or taste

 

 

Headache

Nonrecurring

Increased frequency

Incapacitating

Eye irritation

Discomfort

Burning sensation

 

Tearing (by itself)

 

 

Corneal Opacity

 

 

Nasal irritation

Discomfort

Burning sensation

 

Sneezing

 

 

Nasal catarrh

 

 

Rhinorrhea

 

 

Miosis

 

 

Cough

Infrequent

Frequent

Incapacitating

Burning throat

 

 

Spasm of larynx

 

 

Tightness in chest

 

 

Increased airway resistance

Increased airway responsiveness

Increased sputum production

 

Wheezing, in absence of cold

 

Bronchospasm

 

 

Sloughing of airway lining

 

Rhonchi

 

 

Bronchiolitis

Focal pneumonia

 

Diffuse pneumonia

 

Chemical pneumonitis

 

Chest pain

 

 

Shortness of breath

 

 

Difficulty breathing

 

Increase in methemoglobin

Increase in blood pressure

Increase in blood glutathione levels

 

 

Decrease in CO diffusion capacity

Decrease in lung compliance

Decrease in earlobe blood PO2

Decrease in alveolar O2 partial pressure

Pulmonary edema

 

Asthma attack

Disorientation

 

Exacerbation of chronic cardiopulmonary disease

 

 



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