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Document ID (ISN)67436
CIS number 96-1773
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cullen M.R., Redlich C.A., Beckett W.S., Weltmann B., Sparer J., Jackson G., Ruff T., Rubinstein E., Holden W.
Title Feasibility study of respiratory questionnaire and peak flow recordings in autobody shop workers exposed to isocyanate-containing spray paint: Observations and limitations
Bibliographic information June 1996, Vol.46, No.3, p.197-204. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract In a questionnaire survey of shop owners and workers at 23 autobody shops, data were collected on the characteristics of the shop and the spray paint systems in use, industrial hygiene practices, and workers' respiratory symptoms. Peak expiratory flow measurements were collected for 24 workers. The approach met with limited success. While a high rate of respiratory symptoms consistent with occupational asthma was identified (19.6%), validation of the questionnaire by use of peak expiratory flow recordings was limited by poor worker participation and inadequate data collection. Further studies are required to document rates of occupational asthma among these workers.
Descriptors (primary) isocyanates; functional respiratory disorders; coachwork; spray coating; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; maximal expiratory flow; respiratory function tests; respirators; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Surface treatment
Isocyanates
Cyano compounds
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry