Published in Virus Weekly, September 8th, 1997
In the August 23, 1997, issue of the Lancet, Dr. Perrine Hoet and colleagues from Belgium and the United States reported nine cases of hepatitis symptoms among workers in a smelting operation ("CFC Alternative Causes Liver Disease." The Lancet, 1997;350:556-59).
Erosion of the ozone layer by CFCs has led to legislation to reduce the production and use of these gases. HCFC 123 and 124 are now used, for example, as refrigerants in...
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