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ID (ISN) del documento52061
Número CIS 89-1297
ISSN - Título de la serie 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Año 1988
Número de serie
Autor(es) Albrecht W.N., Stephenson R.L.
Título Health hazards of tertiary amine catalysts
Información bibliográfica Aug. 1988, Vol.14, No.4, p.209-219. 45 ref.
Resumen Tertiary amine catalysts are widely employed in foundry and polyurethane foam manufacture operations. These highly reactive amines have been associated with disturbances in vision and systemic health effects. Prominent among the reported effects on vision are mydriasis (dilated pupils), cycloplegia (loss of accommodation), and corneal oedema, which may result in hazy (looking through smoke) or blurry (out of focus) vision and halo perception. Systemic symptoms, possibly due to a release of endogenous histamine, are consistent with pharmacological actions of amines and are also described. These symptoms, as well as the disturbances in vision, are transient. Nevertheless, employees who work with or around machinery, or drive vehicles, may be at an increased risk of accident and injury when experiencing these symptoms.
Descriptores (primarios) catalizadores; etildimetilamina; fundiciones; poliuretano; industria de materias plásticas; trietilamina
Descriptores (secundarios) trastornos de la función visual; valoración del riesgo; lesiones corneales
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Química, hidrocarburos,plásticos, caucho
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Chemical industry
Aliphatic amines
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Plastics industry