Asthma due to inhaled chemical agents--fumes from 'Multicore' soldering flux and colophony resin

Clin Allergy. 1976 Nov;6(6):577-85. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.1976.tb01944.x.


Four patients with occupational asthma associated with exposure to soldering flux or hot-melt glue containing pine resin (colophony) were subjected to occupational type inhalation challenge testing. All four gave immediate bronchial reactions to inhalation of the fumes, varying from one breath to 3 min of exposure. The clinical history and provocation test reactions suggest hypersensitivity to colophony fumes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aluminum
  • Asthma / chemically induced*
  • Female
  • Forced Expiratory Volume
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Resins, Plant*
  • Trees*
  • Vital Capacity


  • Resins, Plant
  • Aluminum