|Document ID (ISN)||67436|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Cullen M.R., Redlich C.A., Beckett W.S., Weltmann B., Sparer J., Jackson G., Ruff T., Rubinstein E., Holden W.
||Feasibility study of respiratory questionnaire and peak flow recordings in autobody shop workers exposed to isocyanate-containing spray paint: Observations and limitations
||June 1996, Vol.46, No.3, p.197-204. Illus. 29 ref.
||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.
||isocyanates; functional respiratory disorders; coachwork; spray coating; asthma
||smoking; maximal expiratory flow; respiratory function tests; respirators; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry