Who is at highest risk of smoke inhalation injury from oil fog exposure?

Updated: Oct 15, 2021
  • Author: Keith A Lafferty, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Military personnel can be exposed to fine-particle oil fog when it is used in training or in combat. Similar exposures may occur in industrial settings where oil mists are created, such as the following:

  • Metalworking

  • Automobile and textile industries

  • Pressrooms

  • Mining

  • Die and mold lubrication


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