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Document ID (ISN)54002
CIS number 90-824
ISSN - Serial title 0301-0023 - Journal of the Society of Occupational Medicine
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Stenton S.C., Kelly C.A., Walters E.H., Hendrick D.J.
Title Occupational asthma due to a repair process for polyethylene-coated electrical cables
Bibliographic information Spring 1989, Vol.39, No.1, p.33-34. 7 ref.
Abstract The case of an electrical cable repairer is reported who presented with symptoms suggestive of occupational asthma. A supervised workplace challenge test confirmed this diagnosis and laboratory challenge studies implicated heated polyethylene repair tape containing the chemical cross-linking agent dicumyl peroxide as the cause. Similar cross-linking processes are widely used in the cable manufacturing industry and the possibility of occupational asthma occurring in other settings may need to be considered.
Descriptors (primary) electricity; electrical industry; allergic asthma; cumyl peroxide
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; respiratory diseases; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment