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Document ID (ISN)75343
CIS number 00-1056
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cipolla C., Belisario A., Sassi C., Auletti G., Nobile M., Raffi G.B.
Title Occupational asthma due to dioctyl phthalate in a bottle capsule production worker
Original title Asma occupazionale da dioctil-ftalato in una addetta alla produzione di tappi per bottiglia [in Italian]
Bibliographic information May-June 1999, Vol.90, No.3, p.513-518. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract A case of occupational asthma caused by dioctyl phthalate, an agent that does not commonly induce asthma, in a worker close to equipment for the preparation and baking of sealant-lined bottle capsule is described. Clinical history, environmental monitoring and pulmonary function tests (bronchodilatation with salbutamol, ventilatory capacity) data, and work interruptions were analysed. A good correlation between work and the worker's asthma was found. Lack of ventilation during conveyor belt and oven malfunction produced excessive exposure.
Descriptors (primary) dioctyl phthalate; plasticizers; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) case study; respiratory function tests; occupation disease relation; bronchodilators
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Phthalates
Esters and salts