|Document ID (ISN)||109585|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Steinfort D.P., Pilmore J., Brenton S., Hart D.H.L
||Absence of platinum salt sensitivity in autocatalyst workers exposed to tetraamine platinum dichloride
||Apr. 2008, Vol.58, No.3, p.215-218. 13 ref.
||http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/58/3/215 [in English]
||All 26 subjects employed at an automobile catalyst production plant undertook medical surveillance including reporting of symptoms, biological tests, skin prick tests and spirometry. Environmental testing of the workplace was also performed to determine the level of exposure to tetraamine platinum dichloride and other platinum-group elements. No subjects described the development of new respiratory or dermatological symptoms. No worker developed positive skin reactivity to platinum salts. FEV1 remained unchanged for all subjects over the course of the study period. It is concluded that tetraamine platinum dichloride should be used preferentially to other catalysts in view of its low sensitizing potential.
||catalysts; tetraamine platinum dichloride; platinum and compounds; motor vehicle industry; exposure tests; sensitizers
||subjective assessment; Australia; symptoms; spirometry; exposure evaluation; substitution; skin tests; one-second forced expiratory volume
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry