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Document ID (ISN)100183
CIS number 02-1327
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) De Zotti R., Muran A., Zambon F.
Title Two cases of paraoccupational asthma due to toluene diisocyanate (TDI)
Bibliographic information Dec. 2000, Vol.57, No.12, p.837-839. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract A report of two cases of paraoccupational asthma caused by tolylene diisocyanate (TDI). The first patient was a metal worker with previous occasional work in an adjacent polyurethane factory. A specific inhalation (SIC) test, performed with TDI, confirmed the diagnosis of TDI asthma. The second case was a woman working part time in the offices of a factory for varnishing wooden chairs. TDI was present in the products used. The inhalation test confirmed the diagnosis of TDI asthma, despite the fact that the patient's current job did not present risk of exposure to the substance. These two cases suggest the need for more studies evaluating the health risk for the general population living near polyurethane factories or other firms that use TDI.
Descriptors (primary) polyurethane; paraoccupational exposure; asthma; tolylene diisocyanate
Descriptors (secondary) case study
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)
Isocyanates
Cyano compounds